Most Popular Presidents in U.S. History

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The Top Ten

1 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt Romney.

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.

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.

Who choose this disrespectful photo? Great man with a lot on his plate as President. He did a marvelous job!

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2 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the ...read more.

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.

Below Obama? Seriously? - floral

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3 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 . Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War - its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis .

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.

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

No trump in this list so happy

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4 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader .

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.

An amazing president. He was able to get Iran to release the American hostages on his first day of office, something the former president, Jimmy Carter failed to do. He was powerful, and made us feel like we, as a country, could do anything.

Ronald Reagan always had America's best interest at heart. He made us proud to be Americans. Creating millions of jobs and taking us out of the darkness that was caused by inflation and infighting. The word's that echo in my ears still today are "tear down this wall" and so it was the Berlin wall came down. He was always so respectful of his military and so proud of them. He was a good one, better then most. Wished we had another like him.

While Reagan always had his critics (and they typically criticized him for completely valid reasons), they were sharply outnumbered by the amount of people who supported him. Him and Lincoln were to the Republican Party as FDR and Kennedy were to the Democratic. - floral

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5 George Washington George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

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.

Only Abraham Lincoln had the influence on our nation. Popularity is over rated. My vote went to the man who I believe was the greatest President of our Nations History. All had faults, all had strengths.

The British would have control of America if it wasn't for George Washington

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6 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events during ...read more.

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.

Saved this country from fascism during great depression, created programs such as WPA and CCC that put millions of people to work or back to work, created Social Security, successful Commander in Chief during WW II.

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7 Bill Clinton Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States . He previously served as governor of Arkansas . He became president after unseating incumbent president, George H . W Bush in 1992 . He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator Bob Dole .

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.

Heads and tails over Ronald Reagan in intelligence, compassion, leadership and vision. No contest!

Almost universally beloved up until the Lewinsky scandal. - floral

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8 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809. He was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, on the same day 2nd United States President John Adams died.

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.

9 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the ...read more.

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.

Greatest POTUS yet. Legendary man.

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10 Lyndon Johnson Lyndon Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States under President John F. Kennedy. He helped many Americans with the Civil Rights Act, although many Americans ...read more.

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.

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

"El BJ"

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The Contenders

11 Richard Nixon Richard Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S.

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.

Again another president that didn't take the job seriously and is a disgrace to the country

Yeah... no. - floral

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12 John Tyler John Tyler John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He was also, briefly, the tenth Vice President, elected to that office on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison.

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

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13 John Adams John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Adams served as the president of the United States from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801. He died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 90.

He wrote " May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof."

14 Donald J. Trump

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.

Never thought I'd see one better than Reagan in my lifetime. Trump is the greatest, hands down.

George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump - three of the most hated presidents ever - being elected one after another is something your grandchildren will be reading about. - floral

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15 Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was an American statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 . He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively ...read more.

Beloved in his day, but despised now (particularly due to the Indian Removal Act). - floral

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!

The ONLY person to get the US out of dept. THE ONLY ONE!

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16 James Monroe James Monroe

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

17 Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.

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

A general that always was the spokesperson for peace. A bit forgotten through the ages, but a brilliant man.

He warned us about the Military-Industrial Complex. He was right.

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18 Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, an American politician of the Democratic Party. V 2 Comments
19 John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams
20 Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as he was vice president at the time of the assassination of [Abraham Lincoln]. V 1 Comment
21 Gerald Ford Gerald Ford

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!

22 George W. Bush George W. Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.

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.

Hell no. - floral

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23 Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he spent his early years in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.
24 William Howard Taft William Howard Taft William Howard Taft served as the 27th President of the United States and as the tenth Chief Justice of the United States, the only person to have held both offices.

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.

Not the most popular president ever, but definitely the sexiest. - floral

25 Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant

Seen her getting wasted on hootch before a major battle.

26 Chester A. Arthur Chester A. Arthur Chester Alan Arthur was an American attorney and politician who served as the 21st President of the United States; he succeeded James A. Garfield upon the latter's assassination.

Part of the corrupt elite, but when he became president he ripped it to shreds

The first hipster. Became President ironically.

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27 James K. Polk

Only President to accomplish his agenda in 1st term and then walk away because of it!

28 Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician and author who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center.

Carter may have been one of the most despised presidents of all time, but he was one of the only genuinely good-hearted ones. - floral

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

29 Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge

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.

30 Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general.
31 William Henry Harrison William Henry Harrison William Henry Harrison was an American statesman who served as the 9th President of the United States from March 4, 1841 until his death on April 4, 1841. The cause of death of William Henry Harrison was pneumonia, after a cold and wet inauguration.

Definitely the unluckiest president ever... - floral

32 Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren

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.

33 George H.W. Bush George H.W. Bush

The least terrible of the Bushes. That's not saying much.

Beloved as Vice President, but not so much as President. - floral

In my opinion Bush beats out both Reagan and Clinton. - Mangocave

WRONG BUSH

34 Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover

Another one of the most hated. - floral

35 Warren G. Harding Warren G. Harding Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921 until his death in 1923.
36 William McKinley William McKinley

This guy just creeps me out and scares me kinda glad he was assassinated

37 Grover Cleveland Grover Cleveland
38 Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States; he was the grandson of the ninth President, William Henry Harrison.

A man who found great compromise... Between a meticulously combed head of hair and a shaggy beard.

39 James A. Garfield James A. Garfield James Abram Garfield was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year.
40 Rutherford B. Hayes Rutherford B. Hayes
41 James Buchanan James Buchanan James Buchanan, Jr. was the 15th President of the United States, serving immediately prior to the American Civil War.
42 Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation.
43 Millard Fillmore

Such an unpopular president that he didn't even get a picture for this list. But he was a great concert promoter!

44 James Madison James Madison James Madison, Jr. was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States.

How is he in last place? - floral

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