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President2021 Final ScoreCategory Rankings2021 Overall Rankings
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Franklin D. Roosevelt94.811113
Abraham Lincoln91.523231
Theodore Roosevelt90.332424
George Washington89.944562
Ronald Reagan89.155349
John F. Kennedy84.866658
Thomas Jefferson79.678887
Andrew Jackson78.6877722
Barack Obama76.3910NANA10
William J. Clinton73.4109101119
Dwight D. Eisenhower73.3111211105
Woodrow Wilson72.412119913
James K. Polk65.81313121618
Harry S. Truman65.5141416126
William McKinley64.21516131414
Lyndon B. Johnson64.11615141311
James Monroe63.51717151712
Ulysses S. Grant61.91819192220
James Madison60.51918181816
Grover Cleveland55.52020171525
Calvin Coolidge52.92124222024
John Adams51.42222262415
George W. Bush51.1232536NA29
James A. Garfield51.02421252127
George H. W. Bush50.12523301921
John Quincy Adams49.42633323317
Richard M. Nixon48.22726212831
William Howard Taft47.32831282523
Martin Van Buren45.52930243234
Rutherford B. Hayes44.23029342333
Zachary Taylor44.13127202635
Donald J. Trump43.932NANANA41
Warren G. Harding43.43336312737
Chester A. Arthur43.13437333430
Jimmy Carter43.03535353026
Benjamin Harrison41.93632293532
Gerald R. Ford41.63734233128
William Henry Harrison39.23828272940
Herbert Hoover35.03938383736
John Tyler34.94039373839
Millard Fillmore33.54140393638
Franklin Pierce30.14241403942
James Buchanan21.84343424044
Andrew Johnson21.74442414143

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