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:
Crisis Leadership

President's Name
Final Score 
 Category Ranking
 Overall Ranking
Abraham Lincoln
92.8
1
1
George Washington
92.3
2
2
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
87.5
3
4
Theodore Roosevelt
85.9
4
3
Harry S. Truman
85.4
5
7
Ronald Reagan
79.7
6
6
Thomas Jefferson
78.9
7
5
Dwight D. Eisenhower
78.1
8
8
Andrew Jackson
77.7
9
14
George Bush
76.5
10
16
Woodrow Wilson
70.8
11
13
James Monroe
69.9
12
9
James Madison
69.6
13
10
John F. Kennedy
68.7
14
12
James K. Polk
67.4
15
17
John Adams
65.3
16
11
William McKinley
60.8
17
18
John Quincy Adams
60.2
18
15
Richard Nixon
60
19
20
Grover Cleveland
56.6
20
21
Gerald Ford
56.3
21
23
Ulysses S. Grant
56
22
29
Zachary Taylor
55.1
23
25
Calvin Coolidge
52.8
24
22
William Howard Taft
51.2
25
24
Rutherford B. Hayes
49.8
26
26
John Tyler
49.5
27
32
Lyndon Baines Johnson
49.3
28
19
James Garfield
48.4
29
28
Benjamin Harrison
47.9
30
31
William Henry Harrison
47.7
31
35
Chester Arthur
46.5
32
34
Martin Van Buren
46.4
33
30
Andrew Johnson
44.2
34
38
Bill Clinton
43.5
35
36
Millard Fillmore
41.6
36
37
Jimmy Carter
38.4
37
27
Herbert Hoover
37.6
38
33
Franklin Pierce
37.4
39
39
Warren G. Harding
35.1
40
40
James Buchanan
30.3
41
41
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