Asked to name the greatest president, 20 percent chose Abraham Lincoln, followed by Ronald Reagan (15), Franklin Roosevelt (12), John Kennedy (11), Bill Clinton (10) and Bush (8). Washington came in seventh, with 6 percent. Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson tied for last, with 1 percent.Kennedy was not a great president, he is remembered favorably because he was assassinated. Nixon and Johnson both deserve more respect. Where's Hoover?
Monday, February 21, 2005
The New York Post prints this account of a great presidents poll.