Political Science Professors Rank Trump As Worst President

On President’s Day, political science professors are hammering President Trump through a survey of the best and worst U.S. presidents.

The New York Times published a commentary that reported on the survey ranking the U.S. presidents.

The finding reported President Trump as the worst in the “presidential greatness rankings” category.

James Buchanan, who was at the helm as the United States careened into civil war, was dislodged from his position as our nation’s worst president by our current president, Trump.

Former President Obama made the top ten.

President Trump also did poorly when he was judged by Republican scholars.

The above-mentioned results were from the 2018 Presidents & Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey by Boise State University professors.

The ranking used members of the Presidents and Executive Politics section of the American Political Science Association for their opinion of the best and worst U.S. presidents.

CBS News reported on the survey including the way it was conducted.

These experts were asked to rank each president on a scale from zero (worst) to 100 (best) based on their overall performance in office. With this, Mr. Trump came in last place with an average score of 12.34.

Here is background information on the American Political Science Association:

Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 12,000 members in more than 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments, and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe to deepen our understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship throughout the world.


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