reply to post by TheMythLives
Yikes, you're not really saying that Bush was good in foreign affairs, are you? I guess everyone has different perceptions of an effective foreign
policy, but I personally don't think that pre-emptive regime change/war/torture thing worked out so well...
Anyway, in the overall God-awful U.S. presidential rankings, Ulysses Grant, Warren Harding and Andrew Jackson are all up there, but according to
recent polls, Americans have found a new contender:
Historical Rankings of United States Presidents
Rasmussen Reports poll
A Rasmussen Reports poll taken June 13–24 of 2007 asked 1,000 randomly selected adults to rate America's presidents. Six presidents were rated
favorably by at least 80% of respondents. They were George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt,
and John F. Kennedy. Twenty presidents were viewed favorably by at least 50% of respondents.
Only two presidents were viewed unfavorably by at least 50% of respondents. They were Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. 
George W. Bush (66% unfavorable)
Richard Nixon (60% unfavorable)
Recent president polls
These polls evaluate Presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower and later succession.
A Quinnipiac University poll, taken May 23–30, 2006, asked 1,534 registered American voters to pick the worst U.S. President of the last 61
"Which of these eleven presidents we have had since World War II would you consider the worst
president – Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower,
John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush?"
George W. Bush (34%)
Richard Nixon (17%)
Bill Clinton (16%)
Jimmy Carter (13%)
Don't Know/No Answer (5%)
Lyndon Johnson (4%)
George H. W. Bush (3%)
Ronald Reagan (3%)
Gerald Ford (2%)
Harry Truman (1%)
John Kennedy (1%)
Dwight Eisenhower (