According to a new poll by Quinnipiac University, the plurality of American voters believe Donald Trump is the worst President since the end of World War II.


The poll showed 41 percent of American voters think Trump is the worst of the 13 presidents who have held the office since 1945. The same poll also shows Trump with a 38 percent approval rating.

Twenty-one percent of those surveyed said Barack Obama was the worst president since World War II, and 10 percent picked Richard Nixon.

Ronald Reagan is considered the best post-World War II president by 28 percent of respondents, according to the poll, followed by Barack Obama with 24 percent, and Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy with 10 percent each.

“In 73 years, 13 men have governed from behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office and none of them have done so with less admiration from the American people” than Trump, said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Trump ranks fifth on the list of best presidents since the end of World War II, the poll found, with 7 percent of voters.

Trump has frequently described his presidency in historical terms. He has touted the lowest black unemployment rate “in history” under his administration and said he signed the largest tax cut “in history” into law late last year.

He has also often said his administration accomplished more in its first several months than any president in history.

Trump’s approval rating, however, has generally hovered in the mid- and upper-30s, according to Quinnipiac University polls.

The results, according to Quinnipiac:

41 percent consider Trump the worst president since 1945.
21 percent say Barack Obama was the worst president.
10 percent say Richard Nixon was the worst president.
8 percent say Jimmy Carter was the worst president.
6 percent say George W. Bush was the worst president.
Barack Obama figures prominently in the list of best presidents, too, according to Quinnipiac’s findings:

28 percent say Reagan was the best president since 1945.
24 percent say Obama was the best president.
10 percent say John Kennedy and Bill Clinton were the best.
7 percent say Trump is the best president.



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