American Presidents





C-SPAN Survey
of Presidential Leadership

Historian Survey Results Category:
Public Persuasion

President's Name
Final Score 
 Category Ranking
 Overall Ranking
Franklin D. Roosevelt
97.0
1
2
Theodore Roosevelt
92.8
2
4
Abraham Lincoln
92.1
3
1
Ronald Reagan
91.4
4
11
John F. Kennedy
87.9
5
8
George Washington
87.1
6
3
Andrew Jackson
86.0
7
13
Thomas Jefferson
81.3
8
7
Woodrow Wilson
77.6
9
6
Dwight D. Eisenhower
73.1
10
9
Bill Clinton
70.3
11
21
Harry S. Truman
68.3
12
5
Lyndon B. Johnson
65.0
13
10
William McKinley
63.8
14
15
Grover Cleveland
63.1
15
17
James K. Polk
62.2
16
12
James Monroe
59.2
17
14
James Madison
55.3
18
18
George Bush
51.4
19
20
Calvin Coolidge
49.2
20
27
James A. Garfield
47.6
21
29
Ulysses S. Grant
46.2
22
33
Rutherford B. Hayes
46.1
23
26
John Adams
45.8
24
16
William Howard Taft
45.1
25
24
Zachary Taylor
44.9
26
28
Warren G. Harding
44.7
27
38
Richard M. Nixon
44.5
28
25
William Henry Harrison
44.3
29
37
Jimmy Carter
43.3
30
22
Gerald R. Ford
43.0
31
23
Martin Van Buren
42.6
32
30
John Quincy Adams
41.7
33
19
Chester A. Arthur
39.8
34
32
Benjamin Harrison
38.6
35
31
Millard Fillmore
35.0
36
35
Herbert Hoover
34.3
37
34
John Tyler
32.7
38
36
Franklin D. Pierce
28.3
39
39
James Buchanan
27.3
40
41
Andrew Johnson
26.7
41
40
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