Feb 19, 2024 - Politics & Policy

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A screenshot showing images of the top-ranked U.S. presidents, ranging from Lincoln at no.1 to Trump at 45.

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Presidential historians in a new survey rank President Biden as the 14th best president in U.S. history — and put former President Trump last.

The big picture: The tally came from 154 presidential specialists who are current and recent members of the American Political Science Association. They were asked to give every president a score, from 0 to 100.

Zoom in: Abraham Lincoln topped the list with an average score of 95, while Biden scored an average of 62.66. That put him two spots above Ronald Reagan.

  • Representatives for Trump, who averaged just under 11 points, did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

Top 10:

  1. Lincoln.
  2. F.D. Roosevelt.
  3. Washington.
  4. T. Roosevelt.
  5. Jefferson.
  6. Truman.
  7. Obama.
  8. Eisenhower.
  9. L.B. Johnson.
  10. Kennedy.

Read the report in full, via DocumentCloud:

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