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Public Persuasion

President's Name2017 Final ScoresCategory Rankings2017 Overall Rankings
201720092000
Franklin D. Roosevelt96.81113
Theodore Roosevelt92.62424
Abraham Lincoln92.43231
George Washington91.44562
Ronald Reagan90.95349
John F. Kennedy86.46658
Andrew Jackson82.277718
Thomas Jefferson82.18887
Bill Clinton79.69101115
Barack Obama77.910NANA12
Woodrow Wilson77.8119911
Dwight D. Eisenhower73.01211105
James K. Polk68.813121614
Harry S. Truman67.81416126
Lyndon Baines Johnson67.515141310
William McKinley Jr.67.416131416
James Monroe64.517151713
James Madison62.318181817
Ulysses S. Grant60.919192222
Grover Cleveland60.020171523
James A. Garfield51.121252129
John Adams50.722262419
George H. W. Bush49.823301920
Calvin Coolidge49.824222027
George W. Bush49.02536NA33
Richard M. Nixon49.026212828
Zachary Taylor48.527202631
William Henry Harrison47.628272938
Rutherford B. Hayes46.129342332
Martin Van Buren46.030243234
William H. Taft45.131282524
Benjamin Harrison43.832293530
John Quincy Adams42.733313321
Gerald R. Ford Jr.42.534233125
Jimmy Carter42.535353026
Warren G. Harding41.436322740
Chester Arthur41.337333435
Herbert Hoover37.038383736
John Tyler36.839373839
Millard Fillmore36.340393637
Franklin Pierce32.341403941
Andrew Johnson24.942414142
James Buchanan23.943424043

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