Is Barack Obama the worst President of the last 100 years? According to a new poll from the Washington Examiner, he very well might be. The poll was designed to measure historical significance and featured every President dating back to 1900. The graphic asked people to rate the performance of all 19 Presidents since 1900 based on one of six options: great, near great, average, below average, failure and don’t know.
The poll shows that more respondents deemed Obama’s two terms in office a “failure” (37%) than any other President on the list. 21% of respondents deemed him “average,” while 10% of respondents thought the job he’s done is below average. However, more people voted Obama as “great” or “near great” than previous President George W. Bush and fewer people voted for Obama as “below average.”
The current struggles in the rollout for ObamaCare seem to be the final nail in the coffin for the current President. More than 100,000 people signed up for the Affordable Care Act last month, but the numbers are still far below the White House hope that 800,000 people would sign up for the plan. Some people currently under the plan have also complained that their copays have skyrocketed, yet their access to medical services actually decreased since signing up.
Ronald Reagan had the highest approval ratings of any President in the poll, with 32% of respondents deeming his time in office as “great.” Franklin D. Roosevelt was next on the list of “great” Presidents (31%), followed by John F. Kennedy (30%) and Bill Clinton (27%).