391 members of the American Political Science Association’s Presidents & Executive Politics section, the premier organization of experts of the American presidency, were invited to complete the online survey, which was administered by Brandon Rottinghaus of the University of Houston and Justin S. Vaughn of Boise State University.
Obama ranked 18th overall in the final tally.
Most conservatives I know regard Obama as the worst president of all time (which is odd, since without doubt he’s the best Republican president since Ford), and the progressives I know are even less charitable than that.
The only way I can explain these results is that somehow Sasha and Malia must have gotten their hands on the login information and pulled an all-nighter hitting refresh and voting for their father as many times as they could. A note to the pollsters – you realize that services like PollDaddy let you block repeat voting, right?
My god, some of this stuff is eye-watering. For instance:
…when asked which president should be added as the fifth face of Mt Rushmore, Obama ties with James Madison as the 7th most popular choice.
No, I double-checked. This isn’t an Onion story.
I don’t know what to tell you, folks. It feels like I’m being trolled, and right here on the day when we’re supposed to be honoring Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and the Roosevelts and the Bushes. The idea that Obama is above average in some way gives one little hope for the future, you know?
Jesus is coming and if he sees this poll he’ll probably turn around and head back where he came from.