A recent survey ranks the nation’s presidents who’ve served up to 2008.
Wired PR News.com – In a recent C-SPAN survey, which ranked United States presidents who have served terms up to 2008, historians gave Abraham Lincoln very high markings, ranking him as the best to have served the nation. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the cable channel conducted the survey with 65 historians who evaluated 42 presidents in 10 different categories. President George W. Bush, who recently left office received very low rankings in categories such as economic management and international relations. As noted by the AP, the highest category ranking for Bush was for the “pursuing equal justice for all” category, in which he ranked 24th. Lincoln was placed in the top three for all categories.
Edna Medford, who participated in as well as advised for the survey is quoted in the AP report as remarking that the survey results were indicative that, “Today’s concerns shape our views of the past, be it in the area of foreign policy, managing the economy or human rights.”
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