USA Today/Politics/Josh Hafner, 2/20/17. "Obama ranked 12th best president by historians in new C-SPAN poll."
|Best overall Presidents rankings by|
historians: #1 Lincoln, #2 Washington.
It's the first time Obama was eligible for the Presidential Historians Survey, which asked 91 historians to rank all 43 former presidents across 10 categories. Those include "Pursued Equal Justice for All," in which Obama ranked 3rd, and "Relations with Congress," in which he ranked 39th.
Abraham Lincoln retained his top spot for the third time in the poll, which debuted in 2000 and last took place in 2009. Other consistently high-ranking presidents include George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt, all of whom made the top five overall in each survey." Read more, and view historians survey results.
Reference, linked in the article. Presidential Historians Survey, "Historians survey results category, total scores/overall rankings: final scores 2017; overall rankings 2017, 2009, 2000. Category Methodology. C-SPAN's academic advisors devised a survey in which participants used a one ('not effective') to ten ('very effective') scale to rate each president on ten qualities of presidential leadership: 'Public Persuasion,' 'Crisis Leadership,' 'Economic Management,' 'Moral Authority,' 'International Relations,' 'Administrative Skills,' 'Relations with Congress,' 'Vision/Setting An Agenda,' 'Pursued Equal Justice for All,' and 'Performance Within the Context of His Times'.'' Note graphic image from Clip artfest.
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