NY Times Becomes the National Inquirer

February/21/2018 9:21AM
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Media bias at it’s best. The NY Times has the Presidential Politics experts rank the presidents and then prints the results. Who are presidential politics experts? Some group picked by the newspaper. I love the comment that Obama rose 8 positions due to the recent presidential portrait. Is this the definition of fake news from Trump? I lived through Carter and there are 18 worse?

Seems sad that a once great newspaper has sunk to this level. Have 170 left-wing political science academics give them their opinion and then print that as a survey.

How Does Trump Stack Up Against
the Best — and Worst — Presidents?

Angus Greig

Where does Donald Trump rank on the list of American presidents?

We surveyed presidential politics experts to sketch out a first draft of Trump’s place in presidential history.

Since our previous survey in 2014, some presidential legacies have soared (Barack Obama’s stock has climbed into the Top 10), while others have fallen (Andrew Jackson toppled to 15, out of the Top 10).

And President Trump? Let’s say that, according to the 170 members of the American Political Science Association’s Presidents and Executive Politics section who filled out our survey, he has at least three years to improve on an ignominious debut.

Presidential Greatness Rankings

James Buchanan, who was at the helm as the United States careened into civil war, was dislodged from his position as our nation’s worst president by our current president, Trump.

His Oval Office predecessor, Barack Obama, shot into the Top 10, up from 18th in the previous survey. Ulysses S. Grant also got a bump, up seven places from 2014, perhaps owing to a strong assist from Ron Chernow’s recent masterpiece.

The biggest declines were for Bill Clinton, arguably the result of contemporary scorn for his treatment of women, and Andrew Jackson, for evolving attitudes on his treatment of Native Americans.


TOP 10 IN 2018

1. Lincoln

2. Washington

3. F.D. Roosevelt

4. T. Roosevelt

5. Jefferson

6. Truman

7. Eisenhower

8. Obama

9. Reagan

10. L.B. Johnson

11. Wilson

12. Madison

13. Clinton

14. J. Adams

15. Jackson

16. Kennedy

17. G.H.W. Bush

18. Monroe

19. McKinley

20. Polk

21. Grant

22. Taft

23. J.Q. Adams

24. Cleveland

25. Ford

26. Carter

27. Van Buren

28. Coolidge

29. Hayes

30. G.W. Bush

31. Arthur

32. B. Harrison

33. Nixon

34. Garfield


35. Taylor

36. Hoover

37. Tyler

38. Fillmore

39. Harding

40. A. Johnson

41. Pierce

42. W.H. Harrison

43. Buchanan

44. Trump

Methodology: Each expert was invited to rate each president on a 0-100 scale, with 0 = failure, 50 = average, and 100 = great. Scores were then averaged for each president, with presidents then ranked in order of highest average to lowest.
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