Who is the greatest President in history? Hint: He’s not on Mount Rushmore yet.

by editor on February 22, 2011

In honor of Presidents Day, USA Today/Gallup did a poll that asked the simple question, “Who is the greatest American President in history?”

The answer is exactly what most IHateTheMedia.com readers would expect. And exactly what most liberals dread.

Is there room on Mount Rushmore for one more of history’s giants?

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“Results for this USA Today/Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Feb. 2-5, 2011, with a random sample of 1,015 adults, aged 18 and older, living in the continental U.S., selected using random-digit-dial sampling.”

Source: Gallop

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31 Comments on "Who is the greatest President in history? Hint: He’s not on Mount Rushmore yet."

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fishy
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“When I heard that Reagan was voted the greatest President in History, it was the first time in my life I was proud of my country.” …okay, actually, that was a lie. I’ve been proud of the US many times before- but, this finding certainly contributes! Perhaps there is hope for America after all.

anon
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who’s the ‘greatest president’, ever ? – he’s ‘yet’ to serve/be ‘elected’ – he’s the one who’ll lead us out of the ‘mess’ we are now in – not specifying a party here – could be either/or-other. but we must be careful, or we could elect the ‘666’ guy, and be right on time for the 2012 prophecy. feel lucky?

JPTravis
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It’s my biggest regret that I never voted for Reagan. I genuinely liked and admired the guy, but back then I was a hardcore Libertarian and voted straight ticket, so…

Anyway, turned out he did just fine minus my vote.

Meanwhile, to hell with polls about the greatest president – who’s the worst? My answer probably won’t surprise you: http://jpattitude.com/110221.php

Jordan Yentsch
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I see Obama was tied with “no opinion.” That’s got to be a real ego booster!

Warren
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That’s funny… most of the “Presidential” Lists I’ve seen put Reagan in the middle with Obama above him.

Go figure. The lists don’t reflect actual society as a whole. Ain’t that a surprise.

andre
Member

I’m not surprised at all with this list and the numbers

.Reagan should be on the $20.

Of the people who said “Clinton” I would like to see the percentages of how many can name another president not named Bush or Obama.

andre
Member

Nixon? I was thinking Lenin, Mao, or maybe Mussolini. Yes, I know that is another list entirely, but you get my point.

YT
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There should be a 2nd mt rushmore carved into a giant pile of dried sh*t and garbage. It can have the likenesses of Nixon, Mao,FDR and Mussolini/Obama (they look the same).

jim9101
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FDR should be down there with Nixon. FDR for enslaving us with Social Security and Nixon for the EPA, OSHA, 55 Speed Limit, Watergate, aw hell, for his entire liberal presidency.

whiskeyriver
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Carefull there Jim, you are telling your age! And the reason I know is because I am your age, plus or minus a few, and remember Tricky Dicky very well. Only one thing I give him credit for: He brought the rest of us home. And for that alone I am thankful he was our President at the time.

Wes
Guest

Someone help me with my history here…
FDR, that’s the guy who signed the authorization to stick Japanese Americans into camps during WW2, right? And he was part of “the civil rights” party, right?

DeanH
Member

He also dated the speech condemning the attack on Pearl as the sixth of December, like he wrote the speech the night before. Stories. In any case, he was a dog.

Sententia
Member

A perfect example of the demise of our educational system. Barry, Clinton and Carter should be at the bottom of the list.

hisham
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If I read the poll correctly, BO rated in at or around 5% of those polled. He’s going to have to do more than ride President Reagan’s coat tails to rate in at 19%!

Necron_99
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Considering that this list is compiled of Presidents that have completed their terms of office, I find it a bid ironic the Obongo is on the list at all… It’s as if they’re already speaking of him in the past tense… which is a thought I find very comforting… Obongo as PAST TENSE.

RockingHorseGuy
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I agree that the idea of him being finished is good. But FIVE PERCENT!!?? Who ARE these idiots?

Necron_99
Member

“Who ARE these idiots?”

I have no clue who they are, but if I had to wager, I’d bet that they are either on welfare, in school wearing a Che shirt, working for the lamestream media, living in their parents basement posting on KOS/Huffpo all day, belong to a union, etc. etc.

paul mitchell
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So, in other words, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann?

Necron_99
Member

And don’t forget Okra Whimpy, Big Man Behar & Little Man Mad-cow… mustn’t be sexist now.

brm
Member

Hold on! If they were on welfare, they must have done the survey on a FREE CELL PHONE! I sure hope that we, the cheap-assed selfish taxpayers, at least had the good manners to give them “Call Waiting” so that they could see that call coming in from a potential employer.

snork

paul mitchell
Guest

Bob did not get the memo from the Dumbass National Committee, the current president is trying to promote the impression that he is like Reagan. Full stop on the “Progressive” Reagan bashing until after the 2012 elections.

Then, and only then, can we go back to bashing Reagan.

Big Al
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The old bumper sticker said it best “Reagan for Rushmore!”.

Bob Porrazzo
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The Obumbly Obomster
Member

Keep drinking that cool-aid.

brm
Member

“To those who think Reagan is all that…”

Compared to ….?

It must frost your weenie that two Republicans got 33% of the vote. Ha!

alien
Guest

LOL a RINO, and a RINO from another planet (hate to point this out, but the Republican party was considered the liberal party in the 1860s)

brm
Member

Yes, indeed you are correct. The LIBERAL PARTY. Not the DEMOCRATIC party. How sad for the Democrats, you know, the pro-slavery party.

And which president was from another planet ….? That Clinton guy …?

alien
Guest

My point is that neither Reagan nor Lincoln could win a Republican primary today.. both parties are unrecognizable and gone to extremes

brm
Member

I don’t think I can agree with you on that point. I mean, yes, both parties are unrecognizable, but isn’t that exactly WHY the right would vote for Reagan in a heartbeat? The man is the same, the party has gone soft.

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GruffGadfly
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I don’t really find this surprising. I’m just glad to see the “silent majority” finally making some damn noise. Bring on 2012.

As an aside….We should clone Reagan, then raise said clone in a “Truman Show”-esque dome to make sure he turns out the same…once the timing is appropriate, bring him up to speed on current technology and the current state of the world, then nominate him for the presidency… ‘Scuse me, think I need to go write a book… “Reagan: THE RETURN!” Come on, you know you’d read that!

No?

…damn