Presidential rankings: Lincoln tops list


Abraham Lincoln has been named as the best US president, according to a survey of 65 presidential historians. George W. Bush was ranked 36th out of the 42 former occupants of the White House. At the bottom of the list was James Buchanan, who only got 227 points. The survey was conducted by the cable channel C-SPAN.

Here’s the list of the presidential rankings. Each president was ranked according to10 leadership attributes.

1. Abraham Lincoln

2. George Washington

3. Franklin D. Roosevelt

4. Theodore Roosevelt

5. Harry S. Truman

6. John F. Kennedy

7. Thomas Jefferson

8. Dwight D. Eisenhower

9. Woodrow Wilson

10. Ronald Reagan

11. Lyndon B. Johnson

12. James K. Polk

13. Andrew Jackson

14. James Monroe

15. Bill Clinton

16. William McKinley

17. John Adams

18. George H. W. Bush

19. John Quincy Adams

20. James Madison

21. Grover Cleveland

22. Gerald R. Ford

23. Ulysses S. Grant

24. William Howard Taft

25. Jimmy Carter

26. Calvin Coolidge

27. Richard M. Nixon

28. James A. Garfield

29. Zachary Taylor

30. Benjamin Harrison

31. Martin Van Buren

32. Chester A. Arthur

33. Rutherford B. Hayes

34. Herbert Hoover

35. John Tyler

36. George W. Bush

37. Millard Fillmore

38. Warren G. Harding

39. William Henry Harrison

40. Franklin D. Pierce

41. Andrew Johnson

42. James Buchanan