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Tue Mar 24, 2015, 11:32 PM

Bill Clinton cracks top 10 in rankings of presidents; Obama sits 18th (poll)

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2015/02/bill_clinton_cracks_top_10_on.html

Bill Clinton was impeached during his second term but enjoyed favorable approval ratings (66 percent) when he left office in January 2001.
Clinton's popularity has improved since he left office and it apparently has paid off with political scientists as well as he was ranked the eighth greatest president in U.S. history in a survey of 162 members of the American Political Science Association.
It is the first time Clinton has cracked the top 10 in a poll. In 2010 he finished 13th and 2011 he was 19th in two other surveys, reports Yahoo! News.
Another first-timer in the top 10 is Dwight Eisenhower, who was ranked seventh...
No. 1 was Abraham Lincoln, followed by George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The rest of the top 10 are Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Harry S. Truman, Eisenhower, Clinton, Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson.





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Reply Bill Clinton cracks top 10 in rankings of presidents; Obama sits 18th (poll) (Original post)
Dpm12 Mar 2015 OP
NYC_SKP Mar 2015 #1
lonestarnot Mar 2015 #3
Journeyman Mar 2015 #2
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2015 #4
TexasTowelie Mar 2015 #5
JI7 Mar 2015 #6
olddots Mar 2015 #7
CBGLuthier Mar 2015 #8
StevieM Mar 2015 #9
Dpm12 Mar 2015 #10
NYC Liberal Mar 2015 #11
Dpm12 Mar 2015 #12
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2015 #13

Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 11:40 PM

1. "162 members of the American Political Science Association" constitute the group polled.

 

So, I don't know what value it really has.

To add some systematic evidence to the perennial conversation, in 2014 we surveyed 162 members of the American Political Science Associationís Presidents & Executive Politics section and asked them to rate the U.S. presidents. Here is what we found.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 11:50 PM

3. Association for added value.

 

What a crap poll/pole

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 11:45 PM

2. I can find a lot to contest in that ranking. . .

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:04 AM

4. A poll on presidential popularity is as useful as teats on a boar hog.

 

And exactly as meaningful.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:07 AM

5. What, St. Ronald of Reagan did not make the cut?

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:07 AM

6. Andrew Jackson ?

glad reagan is not on there. i said before that with time and those who voted for him dying off his popularity would go down. his personality would not be appealing to people today.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:10 AM

7. no Millard Fillmore ?

 

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:23 AM

8. Is that for NAFTA, DADT, or DOMA? Must be a conservative group.

The great compromiser still doesn't cut it for me.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 01:04 AM

9. I can't find the complete list of presidents anywhere.

Also, sorry for intruding on your post but for some reason I am having a hard time getting the full page when I try to reply to the OP.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:43 PM

10. Why does everyone on this site hate President Clinton?

I'm not saying he didn't make mistakes, or that I even agree with all of his policies, but he did a good job overall. Why can't people here see that!? I was born in 1979 and I can safely say he is the best president of my lifetime.

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Response to Dpm12 (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:53 PM

11. There's as much hate for the Clintons here as any right-wing site.

It's sad.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:57 PM

12. I know.

Is it because he's a moderate? Moderate or not, he did a damn good job, even with his flaws and bad policy decisions.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:08 PM

13. What is ironic is posters are suggesting the American Political Science Association is...

What is ironic is posters are suggesting the American Political Science Association is a conservative organization. I did post grad work in Poli Sci and I would say out my eighteen or so professors, two were garden variety conservatives, twelve were garden variety liberals and four were Marxists.

One of my conservative professors in grad school was Thomas R. Dye whose textbook, "The Irony Of Democracy" is still one of the most widely used textbooks in introductory political science courses.

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