Poll Asks Americans To Name The Greatest President In Their Lifetimes – Barack Obama Wins With 31 Percent
Poll Asks Americans To Name The Greatest President In Their Lifetimes – Barack Obama Wins With 31 Percent by Michael Snyder – The Economic Collapse Blog
TDC Note – Very telling. Surely, our nation is not that far gone.
It is exceedingly difficult to be optimistic about the future of our nation when you see poll numbers like this. The Pew Research Center recently conducted a survey in which they asked Americans to name the president that has “done the best job in your lifetime”. You would think that Ronald Reagan would be the winner by a very wide margin, but he wasn’t. Instead, Barack Obama was the winner with 31 percent of the vote. Reagan came in second with 21 percent, Bill Clinton was third with 13 percent, and Donald Trump was fourth with just 10 percent. When you add the Obama and Clinton numbers together, you come up with a grand total of 44 percent of all Americans that believe that either Barack Obama or Bill Clinton was the best president during their lifetimes, and that is absolutely frightening. It essentially means that nearly half of the entire U.S. population has gone mad, and with numbers such as those it is very difficult to imagine how we are ever going to restore our Constitutional Republic.
Those that responded to the survey were asked to give their first and second choices to the question, and this is how the final numbers came out for first choice…
Obama: 31 percent
Reagan: 21 percent
Clinton: 13 percent
Trump: 10 percent
Kennedy: 7 percent
Carter: 4 percent
George W. Bush: 3 percent
George H.W. Bush: 3 percent
Eisenhower: 2 percent
Ford: 1 percent
Nixon: 1 percent
Johnson: 1 percent
Truman: 1 percent
Roosevelt: 1 percent
The way that the question was asked is obviously going to depress the numbers of presidents that served many decades ago. For example, I was not born yet when Eisenhower was president, so he would not be an option for me when naming the president that has “done the best job in my lifetime”. If the question had been framed differently, I think that Eisenhower and Kennedy would have done much better.
In particular, I think that Eisenhower doesn’t really get the credit that he deserved. America generally thrived under his leadership, but nobody ever really talks about him too much anymore.
Another thing that really jumps out about these numbers is how poorly both Bushes did.
George H.W. Bush’s presidency was largely considered to be a continuation of the Reagan administration, but he only got 3 percent of the vote. 7 percent did name him as their second choice, and most of those probably named Reagan as their first choice.