Most Popular Presidents in U.S. History
The Top Ten Most Popular Presidents in U.S. History
This President had to face one of the worst economic downturns in the history of the nation. In addition, the opposition party declared that this President would not get any help from the opposition party. This President had this nation number one enemy captured, where his predecessors could not accomplish. This President got a health bill through congress without the help of the opposition party. It is unfortunate that this country is still listening to the wrong parts of the citizens who do not want equity and harmony in this country. President Obama has performed without the opposition being able to hurt him.
1. The first non-white President.
2. Appointed two females to The Supreme Court.
3. Saved the country from a depression.
4. Inherited two unfunded/unnecessary wars.
5. Re-elected with 50% of the popular vote.
6. Forced to work against a race-biased GOP opposition and media.
Nobody said that just because he wasn't white he was a great President, it is just stating the obvious historical significance of his Presidency and the hope it gives to other none white Americans in someday becoming President.
The reasons he was great was because of the reasons also listed - germshep24
This man inherited a bag of garbage from Bush. He has done a marvelous job in his office, considering where he began by having to dig us out of the unbelievable mess Bush left, to say nothing of the opposition from the Republican party and the despicable racism from the American people.
He is the most respectful and has more class than any other president we have ever had.
The way he handled the civil war, no other would have done that
Hahaaahahaaha! Why is Barack Obama #1? No one likes him and it's not because he's black so anyone who says that I'm racist needs to get a grip of reality and understand that most people don't care about your skin color and they just don't like your personality, sorry. Abraham Lincoln is the person we should look up to for ending racism, not some guy who just happened to be black! Saying that white people who are republicans and don't like Obama are racist, that itself is racist! If we were black you wouldn't be saying that! If only your great great grandparents (if they were slaves) were here now. They'd be thankful that their descendants have all of the equality that they do. They'd be way more thankful for Abraham Lincoln than Barack Obama.
Honestly this whole comment is actually indeed racist, you automatically assume that no one likes him even though he was a descent president that most people did actually like and assumed that everyone says they like him just because he was black which is racist you are discrediting the person deeds as President by saying of course people say they love him because he was black, then to put fire on the flame you have the gull to say that Abraham Lincoln ended racism when he just helped to end slavery, that is ignoring the the next hundred years of racism that had held back African Americans and tried to speak for African Americans. - germshep24
Why is obama number 1 he ruined our country while lincoln saved our country
Sorry, didn't mean to thumb this up.
Obama didn't ruin our country. Bush and Trump did. - KalloFox34
I really like Lincoln, he was my favorite president. He was not perfect at everything but he tried his best his whole life. I couldn't believe he was killed
John Fitzgerald Kennedy knew there were conspiracies within the US government. He was on his way to exposing them. That is why this wonderful man was taken from us so early. As was his brother Bobby whose intentions were the same. To expose the corrupted politicians that sought to destroy our country. He had great dreams for the US, dreams his son wanted to go forth with and yet again he was taken also. There will never be another like JFK.
Truly a world leader, admired not only in his country but all of the world, from Northern Ireland to deepest Africa. JFK was once of a kind and the US will never heal the searing wound that his premature death brought.
A conflicted man for sure but one who despite his privileged life understood the responsibilities of the office as few have since.
I myself believe that JFK was the most Popular P0resident of all Time.
Him a Lincoln, assassinations really bring up the popularity of a President and both were good Presidents - germshep24
If it weren't for him we might still belong to England or at the very least be a commonwealth of England. George is #1 with me.
It's George Washington. He was the first President. How do you not know him?
Washington was the primary founding father of our nation as he led the militia and continental army into crucial battles. Once the war was won, he continued on to be the chairman of the constitutional convention and later the first and only unanimously elected president of the United States. He was considered to be a war hero and demigod among the people allowing him to have ample power to form the union. Being nonpartisan, he led the young country through its early growing pains and left it a more stable institution at the time of his retirement.
George Washington should be number 1. The only president elected unanimously. The president who refused to run for a third term when he was asked in order to ensure a peaceful transfer of power. Without him as president even his enemies didn't think the new nation would have survived. He acted in a nonpartisan manner, for the good of the country as he was very cognizant that the world was watching the American experiment in nation building.
He was the greatest president since Carter...so not great. In fact, he was one of the worst world leaders of all time. I know I'm going to get people saying, "No, he was a great president, you belong in an asylum," but I find increasing the debt of a nation, bribing terrorists with weapons, and disregarding a disease because your a homophobic jackass to make someone a pretty terrible human being, let alone a president.
Anyone who was an adult during the Reagan years know that he was one of the top 3 best presidents of our history. He left our country a lot safer than he found it, especially after Clinton's ;years of cutting our military down to dangerously low numbers. My goodness folks, this man is responsible for the Berlin Wall coming down.
Sorry, my entire comment didn't post. You said it yourself, if you ask the average American, they will tell you Reagan is best, which is their opinion. Also, most people would say Lincoln, not this jackass.
He was a poor actor and that followed him into the Presidency. Amazing that he ever got elected. I guess his charm won people over...
Fantastic statesman who delivered on his promises; kind-hearted, optimistic, intelligent individual who was also incredibly realistic and pragmatic in difficult circumstances.
He was elected 4 times, no other president has ever been elected 4 times most is 2. Since he was elected 4 times he must be an outstanding president that the people elected him that many times.
He was elected 4 times, no other served the U S that length of time and in that span of time did an outstanding job as President.
He led the entire nation out of America's great depression. I think that says enough about this amazing man.
Loves Hunting, Loves Nature. Loves Fighting, Loves The People. A Man who puts up a Republicans spirit and a Democrats Beliefs. This Man is Americana just by looking at him. Both a Veteran and Politician, he freed the common man from the snake that was monopolies, and therefore, A Great Man and President.
An incredibly tough person, who survived an assassination attempt during a campaign speech, and with the bullet lodged against his ribs, still finished up the speech before going to the hospital. A shame we have nobody like that today.
How is Barack Obama ahead of this guy? Anyone ever heard of the Rough Riders? Anyone ever heard of Obama's second-term dictatorship? - Rpemk
Leader who accomplished much. Panama Canal, Our national parks, building up our navy, making the United States a dominant force in the world. Was a likeable, witty person, who told it like it was.
Come on, he is the best! Scientist, atheist, smart guy who didn't involved in any shady business, participated in creation of the Bill of Rights, his quotes are inspiring till now,... I could go on forever like this. He is just the best, hands off
Jeez, I hope a lot of the voters on this list are non-Americans, who can be excused for not being familiar with all of the names.
Otherwise, it reflects very poorly on our current educational system.
No disrespect to Ronald Reagan, but how in the world he is ahead of Bill Clinton--how even Clinton is not in first place to begin with is beyond me!
The 90's were pretty good... Bush the senior may have done a few things right economically and deserves a little credit, but Clinton led the country with vision and an even keel. Why do we have to worry about his affairs? It seriously doesn't matter.
He only happened to have been there during a good economy! Newt Gingrich and the Internet boom had more to do with it! Bill Clinton is an awful President! - shiphater
Heads and tails over Ronald Reagan in intelligence, compassion, leadership and vision. No contest!
A talented and yet powerful president of the United States. America in the 90s went well under his presidency when the economy increased despite having flaws as well as the Lewinsky Scandal. He plays the saxophone for crying out loud! this goes to show powerful presidents with talents makes America the Best
Donald Trump is way awesome than Obama and Clinton. They sucks!
Obama is light years ahead of that bozo trump. Also, your grammar is the thing that sucks. - 0w0uwu
Trump is going to make us great again we been low on the totem pole for many years in many ways and we are no longer spiraling down. I like a president who talks daily to the people, continually takes abuse from all aspects of the media, does not play the role of politician like the rest of Washington and still manages to accomplish things that no one has in 70 years plus. All of Washington politicians have great benefits so why change things. They are set for life, are you? They are all afraid of a real person. And a person who wants to make change that is needed. I love the comment on Obama, he did NOTHING for me or my health
insurance. And Bill Clinton LOL he used the office that we the citizens of this country OWN for his own shall we say pleasures. Trump is a president your grandchildren should read about and because of him their future will be bright.
Make us great again, we were already great and had still been great prior to his Presidency talk about setting the bar really low, but we all know what was really met by "Make America Great Again" - germshep24
Trump is the best. He will make us greater. Obama and Clinton are just the worst.
Best president since Reagan. Not even close. Brought self respect back to the USA after Obama spent eight years making us a laughing stock.
He wrote " May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof."
Seen her getting wasted on hootch before a major battle.
Eisenhower was so popular that both the Democrats and the Republicans wanted him to be their nominee in the 1952 election.
According to most history teachers, this great human being never even existed. No wonder today's young voters are happy with such idiots.
He thought in the army he deserves respect
HE had the highest approval rating in history with 90 percent after 9/11
There's an old saying Tennessee, I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee, that says elect a moron like me president once, shame one me, elect a moron like me president twice, shame one you.
Worst president of all time I don't even know what his picture is doing here. You don't here of critics because he is white. What a shame.
This man had guts, and a BIG HEART, HE NEEDS TO BE IN TOP10 just because of what he done for Africa.
A man of courage.
He was the best
Compared to the Clintons and Obama, Nixon was a Boy Scout.
He was a great but deeply complicated man, who had good intentions but didn't always do the right thing. His leadership and intelligence helped ease tensions with the USSR and brought China into the international community. He was a great and flawed man, but he was a man.
While Nixon is more commonly hated than any other president, he is easily the most well known. We teach children about him, constantly mock him, and his name is now synonymous for lying. There really isn't a contest here.
Literally the best, tried to help the nation
Beloved in his day, but despised now (particularly due to the Indian Removal Act).
His face is on a twenty dollar bill he should be number 4 or 5?
He is a badass action hero who saved New Orleans from the Bloody Brittish. I think he owed slaves and I'm not sure he was a good President, but he was the man in 1812!
Not only did he pass the Civil and Voting Rights Acts Kennedy put into motion before his assassination, but his charisma with Congress assured him the passage of those bills. Under the Kennedy Administration, there was not enough party support for the bills but Johnson not only garnered it, he made sure they would pass. Also he passed Medicare and Medicaid, two of the most important pieces of health care legislation. He understood what the persecuted needed. He was a man who represented the minority: the discriminated, the hungry, the poor, etc.
Did a lot for black peeps
No, in my opinion, Lyndon Johnson should be on the list for the top ten worst Presidents. Just look up pics. Of him on Google, and read the stories that go along with it and you'll see why.
I'm convinced Johnson was in on JFK's assassination - bobbythebrony
Gerald Ford was an honest man!
Do you like nachos? Do you like beer? Do you like Football? Well, what don't you come to my house and drink beer and eat nachos while we watch the game!
Yes sir Mr. Ford!
A President I know nothing about, but he sounds like a jerk.
Expanded slavery in western territories
Added Texas to the union
Became president after William Henry Harrison's death
Why is Tyler on this list?
He was a bad president!
Very nice man. Thoroughly incompetent president.
Carter may have been one of the most despised presidents of all time, but he was one of the only genuinely good-hearted ones.
A very kind man and a good human being. No wonder he only lasted one term...
Most decent president since the end of II WW
Andrew Jackson Lite
People always talk about how he got stuck in the bathtub. But at least he increased the bathtub’s size.
Not the most popular president ever, but definitely the sexiest.
William Taft is famous for getting stuck in the bath tub. His wife planted the cherry trees in Washington DC. Japan gave them to her as a gift. Taft worked in all three branches of government. He's the best president and the cutest and the nicest.
Taft was my favorite president and he didn't really get stuck in the bathtub.
Although, economic panic took place under his administration, James Monroe continued to be a popular leader as he had an ear for popular opinion.
Was president during the Era of Good Feelings
Only President to accomplish his agenda in 1st term and then walk away because of it!
Coolidge's reputation has suffered since the Wall Street Crash but he was hugely popular when he was President and just after leaving office because of the Roaring Twenties. Also lowered taxes four times.
Had great economic and tax policies. He believed that people should keep their money and government shouldn't take it, and to that end government spending should be as low as possible so people aren't taxed unnecessarily.
Part of the corrupt elite, but when he became president he ripped it to shreds
The first hipster. Became President ironically.
How was Chester a hipster?
Definitely the unluckiest president ever...
A mad genius who created lifelike mechanical dolls to be his friends as he was so lonely.
The first openly balding president. It took great courage.
Beloved as Vice President, but not so much as President.
The least terrible of the Bushes. That's not saying much.
Another one of the most hated.
This guy just creeps me out and scares me kinda glad he was assassinated
A man who found great compromise... Between a meticulously combed head of hair and a shaggy beard.
Such an unpopular president that he didn't even get a picture for this list. But he was a great concert promoter!
He is in last place because his wife Dolly Madison was better loved for her delicious cakes, cookies and doughnuts.
How is he in last place?