American Presidents





C-SPAN Survey
of Presidential Leadership

Historian Survey Results Category:
Performance Within Context of Times

President's Name
Final Score 
 Category Ranking
 Overall Ranking
1. Abraham Lincoln
97.5
1
1
2. George Washington
96.6
2
3
3. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
94.2
3
2
4. Theodore Roosevelt
84.9
4
4
5. Harry S. Truman
80.0
5
5
6. Thomas Jefferson
75.8
6
7
7. Woodrow Wilson
75.6
7
6
8. Andrew Jackson
72.0
8
13
9. Dwight D. Eisenhower
70.7
9
9
10. James K. Polk
68.6
10
12
11. John F. Kennedy
68.1
11
8
12. Ronald Reagan
66.8
12
11
13. Lyndon Baines Johnson
64.2
13
10
14. William McKinley
61.8
14
15
15. John Adams
61.4
15
16
16. James Monroe
61.1
16
14
17. Grover Cleveland
59.4
17
17
18. James Madison
57.5
18
18
19. John Quincy Adams
54.1
19
19
20. George Bush
52.8
20
20
21. Bill Clinton
51.2
21
21
22. Gerald Ford
49.3
22
23
23. William Howard Taft
49.0
23
24
24. Jimmy Carter
48.6
24
22
25. Rutherford B. Hayes
48.1
25
26
26. Chester Arthur
44.3
26
32
27. Calvin Coolidge
44.1
27
27
28. Zachary Taylor
43.9
28
28
29. Benjamin Harrison
43.8
29
31
30. James Garfield
43.7
30
29
31. Martin Van Buren
42.9
31
30
32. Richard Nixon
40.9
32
25
33. Ulysses S. Grant
39.6
33
33
34. Millard Fillmore
38.3
34
35
35. John Tyler
36.7
35
36
36. Herbert Hoover
34.9
36
34
37. Warren G. Harding
28.3
37
38
38. William Henry Harrison
25.7
38
37
39. Andrew Johnson
25.6
39
40
40. Franklin Pierce
24.8
40
39
41. James Buchanan
21.5
41
41
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