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List of presidential rankings

Presidential rankings according to 65 historians and professional observers of the presidency surveyed by the cable channel C-SPAN. Participants ranked each president by 10 leadership attributes.

President 2009 rank2000 rank

Abraham Lincoln 1 1

George Washington 2 3

Franklin D. Roosevelt 3 2

Theodore Roosevelt 4 4

Harry S. Truman 5 5

John F. Kennedy 6 8

Thomas Jefferson 7 7

Dwight D. Eisenhower 8 9

Woodrow Wilson 9 6

Ronald Reagan 10 11

Lyndon B. Johnson 11 10

James K. Polk 12 12

Andrew Jackson 13 13

James Monroe 14 14

Bill Clinton 15 21

William McKinley 16 15

John Adams 17 16

George H.W. Bush 18 20

John Quincy Adams 19 19

James Madison 20 18

Grover Cleveland 21 17

Gerald R. Ford 22 23

Ulysses S. Grant 23 33

William Howard Taft 24 24

Jimmy Carter 25 22

Calvin Coolidge 26 27

Richard M. Nixon 27 25

James A. Garfield 28 29

Zachary Taylor 29 28

Benjamin Harrison 30 31

Martin Van Buren 31 30

Chester A. Arthur 32 32

Rutherford B. Hayes 33 26

Herbert Hoover 34 34

John Tyler 35 36

George W. Bush 36 NA

Millard Fillmore 37 35

Warren G. Harding 38 38

William Henry Harrison 39 37

Franklin D. Pierce 40 39

Andrew Johnson 41 40

James Buchanan 42 41

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On the Net:

http:www.c-span.org/PresidentialSurvey/default.aspx