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Performance Within Context of Times

President2021 Final ScoreCategory Rankings2021 Overall Rankings
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Abraham Lincoln96.512211
George Washington95.621122
Franklin D. Roosevelt89.633333
Theodore Roosevelt82.544444
Harry S. Truman77.455556
Thomas Jefferson77.166667
Dwight D. Eisenhower76.077895
Ronald Reagan73.0887129
John F. Kennedy70.09911118
Barack Obama68.21015NANA10
James Monroe67.81111131612
James Madison65.31216181816
Lyndon B. Johnson65.01314141311
William McKinley63.41418151414
Woodrow Wilson63.2151010713
Ulysses S. Grant63.11621253320
James K. Polk63.11712121018
John Adams63.01819171515
Andrew Jackson62.819139822
William J. Clinton61.92017162119
George H. W. Bush59.72120192021
John Quincy Adams58.82222221917
William Howard Taft55.22324232323
Calvin Coolidge55.22426242724
Grover Cleveland53.82523201725
Gerald R. Ford51.82625212228
James A. Garfield51.52727313027
Chester A. Arthur48.52832272630
George W. Bush48.3293536NA29
Jimmy Carter47.83029282426
Benjamin Harrison46.73131292932
Rutherford B. Hayes45.93228322533
Martin Van Buren45.33333303134
Zachary Taylor45.03430262835
Richard M. Nixon40.33534333231
Millard Fillmore37.33637353438
Warren G. Harding37.13740383737
John Tyler35.83836343539
Herbert Hoover33.73939373636
William Henry Harrison32.94038393840
Franklin Pierce28.54141404042
Donald J. Trump28.342NANANA41
Andrew Johnson21.14342413943
James Buchanan19.14443424144

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