Best/Worst Presidents?

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    What do you estimate her IQ to be? What's your IQ?

    I've never taken an IQ test. You might say the same thing about me and absolutely no one on earth could possibly know.
     
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    What an enlightening non-answer.
     
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    You wanted an answer to something you thought I was stating as my own opinion; I pointed out that it was a reference to Trump's tweet that I thought was funny. You got your answer.
     
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    Oh, well, you wrote in the "unpopular opinions" thread as though it were your own opinion. I guess you were just copying some Trump opinions that you don't even share then? For sport? As some elaborate double-backwards bizarro trolling?

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    It's just a joke. Don't take them so hard, sporto.
     
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    Wait, stop the presses! You're telling me there are partisan differences in approval for a political leader?!? :lol:

    I agree it's probably still too soon to weigh in on Obama's legacy, but at a bare minimum I think it's hard to argue he's worse than average, and that compared to recent presidents he's likely to be viewed as one of the better ones a decade or two down the road.

    It's of course far too early to weigh in on Trump, though unless he changes course soon I'll hazard that due to the reputational damage abroad, damaged relationships with our traditional allies, his assault on traditional checks of executive power at home, and damage done to the international systems that the US worked so hard to build, that things sure aren't looking promising.
     
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    1. Trump
    2. Everyone else
    3. Obama
     
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    Adding a non American perspective, Obama was your best president and Trump is looking likely to be your worst.
     
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    As another foreigner and during my lifetime I think the worst president by far is Trump. The amount of regression he has caused your country in terms of international relationships, science, social issues, common sense and reality itself is mind numbing. Whenever I hear/read one of his speeches I feel parts of my brain commit suicide in protest and soon I'll be a blathering half wit like him. I though GWB was bad. I was wrong.
     
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    Best: Trump hahaha
    Worst: Trump hahahah
     
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    I was the only American in an international lab in Europe during the election. First it was teasing ("Trump's going all the way!") and it ended with ("WTF's wrong with your country!?") and a lot of lunch breaks spent repeatedly explaining the electoral college and primaries. You could just feel the respect lost for the American people :-/
     
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    I was surprised to see any unbiased poll was going to definitively rank Obama as the worst president, especially when people know so little about most of the presidents' policy in that timeframe. Actually looking at the survey reveals why: best and worst were posed as two separate questions.

    The same poll places Obama as the 4th best, behind Reagan, Clinton, and Kennedy, in the best president since WWII polling. People just don't know anything about the other 8-or-so guys.
     
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    Wow! Super deceiving way of saying the best of ranking was Reagan > Clinton > Kennedy > Obama.
     
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    Wurst president was William Howard Taft

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