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Latest presidential rankings reveal A surprises


February 2, 2022

By Tom Emery

There were few surprises in the latest Presidential scholarly poll, as Abraham Lincoln continued his hold on the top spot while George Washington finished second.

The poll was conducted by C-SPAN, which also coordinated similar polls in 2000, 2009, and 2017. There have been twenty-one Presidential polls, conducted by various organizations, since 1948.

In the latest C-SPAN effort, Lincoln and Washington topped the rankings, followed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight David Eisenhower.

Of the 44 Presidents considered, James Buchanan was viewed as the wo...

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