The last two presidents rank very differently on the list of best and worst, a poll conducted on the eve of President’s Day showed.
With former President Donald Trump still in the midst of his second impeachment trial, he was named the worst president in the nation’s history. Meanwhile, his predecessor Barack Obama was named the best.
The Economist/YouGov poll, which had 1,500 adult participants, was conducted Feb. 6-9. Each person was asked 110 questions about the country. Among them were questions about who they thought was the best president in U.S. history and who they thought was the worst. Barack Obama, the 44th president, came in first place with 18 percent of the vote. Abraham Lincoln was second with 17% support, and Trump received third place with 13%.
Although Obama’s lead in the vote as best president was slim, when it came to the question of who was the worst president, Trump won a convincing victory with the 45th president getting 46% of the vote and Obama coming in second with 24%. Third place went to Richard Nixon with 5% of the vote.