Gallup Poll: Reagan the Greatest President

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PRINCETON, NJ -- Ahead of Presidents Day 2011, Americans are most likely to say Ronald Reagan was the nation's greatest president -- slightly ahead of Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton. Reagan, Lincoln, or John F. Kennedy has been at the top of this "greatest president" list each time this question has been asked in eight surveys over the last 12 years.


Reagan beats Lincoln and Washington! Oooh! The trolls with Reagan Derangement Syndrome are going to have some 'sploding heads!

Obama came in seventh, because, there's no accounting for taste! And Jimmy Carter is only ahead of Eisenhower and George H. W. Bush alphabetically! Heh.

H/T Memeorandum
Cross posted at Proof Positive

11 comments:

  1. How in the Sam Hill are Clinton and Kennedy ABOVE Washington? Clinton was impeached and Kennedy served under three years. That is MADNESS!

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  2. Tcha.. Gallup! Just proves the lack of history learned by those polled.

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  3. John, I COMPLETELY agree with you. If Americans were taught proper history this list would look very different...just shows how ignorant both liberals and conservatives are of their countries history. Reagan would be up there, but certainly not first (and Abe Lincoln would DEFINITELY not be second).
    "Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it." Polls like this just prove it.

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  4. *edit "country's" history, not "countries"

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  5. Who the hell voted for B.O. and Jimmy Carter???

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  6. The poll is more beauty/popularity contest than anything based on actual facts. The bias in a poll like this is weighed heavily with the ignorance, or partisanship (or both) of those being polled.

    All that said, however, it is still immensely satisfying to run that headline over a picture of a smiling Reagan.

    Someday, it will be morning in America again.

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  7. Barrell Rider - Ditto. And, I'd love to hear their rationale. On second thought - no, I wouldn't

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  8. I'd put Washington first because he was well... first. After that? Not sure to be honest...

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  9. I love Ronald Reagan, but George Washington was the greatest American President. He set the course for the nation, he was the instrumental man.

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  10. This poll is a direct result of the long march strategy. For years they have been seeking to lessen the importance of Washington in schools and the media. How is he #5 on the list?

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  11. As someone who is in the tank for RR... how the heck can he be ahead of Washington and Lincoln? That Washington is at #5 reflects poorly on Americans.

    ... and don't even get me started on Clinton at #3.

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