The list was released by C-SPAN television channel.
In the ranking, which is compiled for the fourth time since 2000, only 14th President Franklin Pierce, 17th President Andrew Johnson and 15th President James Buchanan were below Trump.
Experts rated each president on 10 qualities, including talent for persuasion, crisis leadership, economic management, credibility, international relations, administrative skills, relations with Congress, and pursuit of justice for all residents.
Trump’s performance was rated at 312. Lincoln got 897, Washington got 851, Roosevelt got 841, and Obama got 664 points.