Political scientists rank Trump last, Lincoln first in presidential greatness survey

U.S. President Trump received three Fs and two Ds

He's the greatest at being the worst, according to a new poll.

While Trump is the 45th President, one of his predecessors, Grover Cleveland, was elected two separate times, making him the 22nd and 24th President, who ranked as 24th on the survey.

Just in time for a slow-news Presidents' Day, the New York Times surveyed 170 political experts, plucked from the American Political Science Association, to get their take on the best-ever, worst-ever, and most mediocre-ever commanders in chief.

The top of the list remains fairly steady from 2014, with Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson rounding out the top five.

Out of the 320 political scientists contacted between December 22 and January 16, 170 complete responses were received.

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President Donald Trump came in last with an "overall greatness" rating of 12.34. He was followed by George Washington on 92.59. Barack Obama climbed from 18th to 10th, George W. Bush went from 35th to 30th, and Ronald Reagan now places in the top 10 at ninth.

The group came to a collective conclusion guaranteed to please the Resistance: Donald Trump is the lousiest president of all time.

Trump was also rated below William Henry Harrison who died after only a month in office - from March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841.

Trump also "won" the most polarising President, ahead of Andrew Jackson who won the second position.

As for whose face should next grace Mount Rushmore, Franklin Roosevelt was chosen by a wide margin with 108 votes. Roughly 57% of the respondents were Democrats, 13% were Republicans and 27% were independents (3% selected "Other"). Even among self-identified Republican supporters, he earned the 40th spot. They placed Obama at No. 16.

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