Americans Name Barack Obama Best US President
WASHINGTON — July 12, 2018
Well-known research organization Pew Research Center published a survey which they conducted last month.
PRC employees asked people, which president has done the best job during their lifetime?
More people name Barack Obama than any other president.
More than four out of every 10 people (44%) said Obama was the best or second best president of their lifetimes, in comparison with about a third who mentioned Bill Clinton (33%) or Ronald Reagan (32%).
Donald Trump received only 19% of the vote. "That is comparable with the share who viewed Obama as one of the best presidents in 2011 (20%)." report said.
One in ten adults said that John F Kennedy had done the best job in office during their lifetimes, yet nonetheless he was named as the best or second best president by about a quarter of those who were alive during his presidency: 24% of Baby Boomers and 25% of those in the “Silent Majority”.
Opinions in the poll were divided into age categories.
About six-in-ten Millennials (62%) view Obama as one of the top two, with nearly half, 46%, naming him the best president.
Theodore Roosevelt took last place in the ranking with a rating of 1%.