Poll: Americans Rank Obama Worst President Since WWII

July 2, 2014 - 7:38 AM

President Obama has ranked #1 in a new poll from Quinnipiac University - 33% of American voters ranked him the worst president since World War II.

In a new Quinnipiac University Poll, 33% named Obama the worst president since World War II, topping his predecessor George W. Bush, who earned 28%.

54% of American voters say that Obama's administration is "not competent running the government," and 53% of Americans disapprove of how Barack Obama is "handling his job as President."

"Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "Would Mitt have been a better fit? More voters in hindsight say yes."

When asked who the best president had been since World War II, Ronald Reagan came in #1 with 35% of the total, followed by Bill Clinton with 18% and John F. Kennedy with 15%. Only 8% ranked Obama as the best president.

The poll was conducted via public opinion survey phone calls from June 24-30 to 1,446 registered voters.