In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst

Each U.S. president was ranked out of 100 as part of a survey by the American Political Science Association. Abraham Lincoln, who was in office from March 1861 until his assassination on April 15, 1865, tops the list with a ranking of 95.03 out of 100. Public Domain
2. George Washington, 1789-1797, scored 92.59. Public Domain

The 2018 Presidents and Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, which ranks presidents from best to worst, was based on responses from 170 current and recent members of a section of the American Political Science Association, an organization of social science experts. Each U.S. president was ranked out of 100 as part of this survey.

1. Abraham Lincoln, who was in office from March 1861 until his assassination on April 15, 1865, tops the list with a ranking of 95.03 out of 100. 

On the other side, one president scored just over 12 points, coming in dead last among U.S. commanders-in-chief in an expert rankings survey released on President's Day.

The survey also asked which president should join Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore. 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt comes in first, by a wide margin. 164 respondents provided answers to this question, with nearly two-thirds (65.9%) of them selecting Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is up from 2014 study, when Franklin Roosevelt was selected by 64% of that study’s respondents. He is followed by Barack Obama (7.3%), Ronald Reagan (4.9%), Dwight Eisenhower and James Madison (tied with 3.7% each), Lyndon Johnson (2.4%), and William McKinley (1.8%).

Check the complete slideshow to see how all US presidents are ranked.

3. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-1945, scored 89.09.AFP, Getty Images
Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909, scored 81.39.Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Thomas Jefferson, 1801–1809, scored 79.54.Public Domain
Harry Truman, 1945-1953, scored 75.15.Public Domain
Dwight Eisenhower, 1953-1961, scored 74.03 rating.M. McNeill, Fox Photos, Getty Images
Barack Obama, 2009-2017, scored 71.13.Dominick Reuter, AFP, Getty Images
Ronald Reagan, 1981-1989, scored 69.29. Joe Marquette, Reuters
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-1969, scored 69.06. Keystone, Getty Images
Woodrow Wilson, 1913–1921, scored 67.4.Topical Press Agency, Getty Images
James Madison, 1809-1817, scored 64.48.Public Domain
Bill Clinton, 1993-2001, scored 64.25. Robert Giroux, AFP, Getty Images
John Adams, 1797-1801, scored 63.24. Public Domain

The 2018 Presidents and Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, which ranks presidents from best to worst, was based on responses from 170 current and recent members of a section of the American Political Science Association, an organization of social science experts. Each U.S. president was ranked out of 100 as part of this survey.

1. Abraham Lincoln, who was in office from March 1861 until his assassination on April 15, 1865, tops the list with a ranking of 95.03 out of 100. 

On the other side, one president scored just over 12 points, coming in dead last among U.S. commanders-in-chief in an expert rankings survey released on President's Day.

The survey also asked which president should join Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore. 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt comes in first, by a wide margin. 164 respondents provided answers to this question, with nearly two-thirds (65.9%) of them selecting Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is up from 2014 study, when Franklin Roosevelt was selected by 64% of that study’s respondents. He is followed by Barack Obama (7.3%), Ronald Reagan (4.9%), Dwight Eisenhower and James Madison (tied with 3.7% each), Lyndon Johnson (2.4%), and William McKinley (1.8%).

Check the complete slideshow to see how all US presidents are ranked.