American Presidents





C-SPAN Survey
of Presidential Leadership

Historian Survey Results Category:
Administrative Skills

President's Name
Final Score 
 Category Ranking
 Overall Ranking
1. Abraham Lincoln
84.2
1
1
2. George Washington
80.9
2
3
3. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
78.4
3
2
4. Theodore Roosevelt
76.4
4
4
5. Harry S. Truman
70.7
5
5
6. Woodrow Wilson
70.4
6
6
7. Dwight D. Eisenhower
70.4
7
9
8. Thomas Jefferson
69.8
8
7
9. Lyndon Baines Johnson
68.9
9
10
10. James K. Polk
66.3
10
12
11. Herbert Hoover
64.5
11
34
12. Grover Cleveland
64.3
12
17
13. John F. Kennedy
62.4
13
8
14. James Monroe
60.4
14
14
15. William McKinley
60.0
15
15
16. George Bush
59.1
16
20
17. Richard Nixon
58.8
17
25
18. James Madison
58.4
18
18
19. John Adams
58.3
19
16
20. William Howard Taft
56.5
20
24
21. Bill Clinton
56.1
21
21
22. John Quincy Adams
56.0
22
19
23. Andrew Jackson
55.6
23
13
24. Gerald Ford
53.0
24
23
25. Martin Van Buren
51.4
25
30
26. Jimmy Carter
51.3
26
22
27. Rutherford B. Hayes
51.1
27
26
28. Calvin Coolidge
49.8
28
27
29. Chester Arthur
46.9
29
32
30. Benjamin Harrison
46.0
30
31
31. Zachary Taylor
44.4
31
28
32. Ronald Reagan
43.2
32
11
33. John Tyler
43.1
33
36
34. James Garfield
42.6
34
29
35. Millard Fillmore
41
35
35
36. William Henry Harrison
33.3
36
37
37. James Buchanan
32.8
37
41
38. Franklin Pierce
31.5
38
39
39. Ulysses S. Grant
29.0
39
33
40. Andrew Johnson
28.4
40
40
41. Warren G. Harding
26.2
41
38


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