A plurality of American voters believe President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ‘subversion’ at VA MORE is the worst commander in chief since the end of World War II, a poll released Wednesday found.
The Quinnipiac University survey showed 41 percent of American voters think Trump is the worst of the 13 presidents who have held the office since 1945. The same poll also shows Trump with a 38 percent approval rating.
Twenty-one percent of those surveyed said Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won’t stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won’t stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE was the worst president since World War II, and 10 percent picked Richard Nixon.
Ronald Reagan is considered the best post-World War II president by 28 percent of respondents, according to the poll, followed by Barack Obama with 24 percent, and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonShould the Rob Porter outcome set the standard? Make the compromise: Ending chain migration is a small price to legalize Dreamers Assessing Trump’s impeachment odds through a historic lens MORE and John F. Kennedy with 10 percent each.
Trump ranks fifth on the list of best presidents since the end of World War II, the poll found, with 7 percent of voters.
Trump has frequently described his presidency in historical terms. He has touted the lowest black unemployment rate “in history” under his administration, and said he signed the largest tax cut “in history” into law late last year.
He has also often said his administration accomplished more in its first several months than any president in history.
Trump’s approval rating, however, has generally hovered in the mid- and upper-30s, according to Quinnipiac University polls.