American Presidents

A Site to Complement C-SPAN's 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits
March-December 1999
C-SPAN Survey
of Presidential Leadership

Viewer Survey Results Category:
Relations with Congress

President's Name
Final Score 
 Category Ranking
 Overall Ranking
Abraham Lincoln
92.7
1
1
George Washington
90.2
2
2
Theodore Roosevelt
88.8
3
3
Thomas Jefferson
88.7
4
5
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
83.1
5
4
Ronald Reagan
82.3
6
6
John F. Kennedy
78.2
7
12
Woodrow Wilson
74.9
8
13
Harry S. Truman
74.4
9
7
James Monroe
73.7
10
9
James Madison
71.2
11
10
Andrew Jackson
71.1
12
14
James K. Polk
69.5
13
17
John Adams
66.3
14
11
John Quincy Adams
63.8
15
15
Lyndon Baines Johnson
63.6
16
19
Dwight D. Eisenhower
62.9
17
8
Richard Nixon
59.6
18
20
William McKinley
57.2
19
18
Grover Cleveland
54.8
20
21
George Bush
54.3
21
16
Calvin Coolidge
49.8
22
22
William Howard Taft
49.1
23
24
James Garfield
49
24
28
Zachary Taylor
48.6
25
25
Rutherford B. Hayes
48
26
26
Jimmy Carter
47.5
27
27
Martin Van Buren
47.3
28
30
John Tyler
46.5
29
32
Gerald Ford
46.2
30
23
Benjamin Harrison
45.5
31
31
Chester Arthur
45.3
32
34
Bill Clinton
44
33
36
Ulysses S. Grant
43.8
34
29
William Henry Harrison
43.6
35
35
Andrew Johnson
41.6
36
38
Herbert Hoover
41.3
37
33
Millard Fillmore
40.6
38
37
Franklin Pierce
37.4
39
39
Warren G. Harding
34.3
40
40
James Buchanan
31
41
41
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