Trump Ranks as Worst in Expert Presidential Greatness Survey

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The survey's objective is to rank presidential greatness, covering all presidents from George Washington to Donald Trump.

The American Political Science Association is out with a new ranking of USA presidents for Presidents' Day, but don't expect the current White House occupant to be celebrating the results.

Last month, Trump broke the record for the lowest approval rating for a President after a year in office, clocking in at just 39 percent. Disgraced former president Richard Nixon also somehow managed to narrowly avoid the bottom 10 and came in at number 33.

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President Trump rated last, right below James Buchanan, who set the stage for the Civil War.

The middle third of the ranking is generally stable with the 2014 results, though Ulysses S. Grant has climbed to 18th (52.88), up seven places from 2014. "Beyond his reputation or ranking, Donald Trump's very presidency may alter perceptions of presidential legacies as his unique approach to the office continues to surprise".

The top of the list remains fairly steady from 2014, with Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson rounding out the top five. William Henry Harrison (19.02), Franklin Pierce (23.25), Andrew Johnson (24.91), Warren Harding (25.26), and Millard Fillmore (27.71) all also reside near the bottom of this ranking. Only Andrew Jackson dropped more - down six places - possibly owing to increased attention on how he treated Native Americans. Trump didn't even rank well among self-identified Republicans and conservatives, coming in 40th. Mr Trump was ranked most polarising by 90 of the 170 respondents, and second-most polarising by another 20.

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