Friday, February 18, 2011

Gallup Poll: Reagan the Greatest President

By Proof

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PRINCETON, NJ -- Ahead of Presidents Day 2011, Americans are most likely to say Ronald Reagan was the nation's greatest president -- slightly ahead of Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton. Reagan, Lincoln, or John F. Kennedy has been at the top of this "greatest president" list each time this question has been asked in eight surveys over the last 12 years.

Reagan beats Lincoln and Washington! Oooh! The trolls with Reagan Derangement Syndrome are going to have some 'sploding heads!

Obama came in seventh, because, there's no accounting for taste! And Jimmy Carter is only ahead of Eisenhower and George H. W. Bush alphabetically!

H/T Memeorandum
Cross posted at Proof Positive


Silverfiddle said...

I think Reagan was the greatest president of the 20th Century, but I place him behind Washington and Lincoln.

I think what the polls really reflect is a lack of historical knowledge. Too many of us think in the here and now only, and can only recall presidents of the last 50 years, since those are the names we hear the most.

commoncents said...

THANK YOU for printing this! We are all over this over at Common Cents...