Historians Rank Bush in the Top 10 of America's Worst Presidents
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Yesterday, C-SPAN released its second Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership, in which "65 presidential historians ranked the 42 former occupants of the White House on ten attributes of leadership." Coming in first was Abraham Lincoln, followed by George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harry Truman. Finishing last was James Buchanan. George W. Bush came in 36th, just beating out Millard Fillmore, who ranked 37th. A look at how historians judged Bush on measures such as his "economic management" and "moral authority":
Amanda Terkel is Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Deputy Editor for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.