Historians Survey Results Category

Performance Within Context of Times

President's Name2017 Final ScoresCategory Rankings2017 Overall Rankings
201720092000
George Washington97.71222
Abraham Lincoln97.12111
Franklin D. Roosevelt92.33333
Theodore Roosevelt85.44444
Harry S. Truman80.75556
Thomas Jefferson78.66667
Dwight D. Eisenhower77.27895
Ronald Reagan74.187129
John F. Kennedy72.5911118
Woodrow Wilson71.11010711
James Monroe69.911131613
James K. Polk68.612121014
Andrew Jackson68.1139818
Lyndon Baines Johnson68.014141310
Barack Obama67.515NANA12
James Madison66.416181817
Bill Clinton65.917162115
William McKinley Jr.65.418151416
John Adams64.619171519
George H. W. Bush62.020192020
Ulysses S. Grant58.021253322
John Quincy Adams57.622221921
Grover Cleveland56.723201723
William H. Taft54.624232324
Gerald R. Ford Jr.53.825212225
Calvin Coolidge51.026242727
James A. Garfield47.327313029
Rutherford B. Hayes47.028322532
Jimmy Carter46.929282426
Zachary Taylor46.530262831
Benjamin Harrison46.231292930
Chester Arthur45.932272635
Martin Van Buren44.533303134
Richard M. Nixon44.034333228
George W. Bush43.33536NA33
John Tyler38.936343539
Millard Fillmore38.437353437
William Henry Harrison37.138393838
Herbert Hoover36.639373636
Warren G. Harding33.240383740
Franklin Pierce28.841404041
Andrew Johnson26.342413942
James Buchanan20.443424143

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