We don’t know which stat President Obama should feel more insulted by — that he is considered the worst president since World War II, according to a poll, or the fact that he has fallen below George W. Bush and even — gulp! — the disgraced Richard Nixon.
Perhaps not surprisingly, The Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday found that 33 percent of Americans see Obama as the worst post-war president, while just 8 percent consider him the best.
Keep in mind that only 1,400 voters were polled out of a possible 300 million Americans that live in this country. It would still be considered an infinitesimal percentage of people polled if you just consider the tens of millions of registered voters in the U.S.
Nevertheless, this Quinnipiac poll has grown legs by the legion of Obama detractors, many of whom will use the information to justify their hatred of the first African American president in U.S. history.
The Quinnipiac poll also stated the following:
- Twenty-eight percent of the polled registered voters see former President George W. Bush as the worst.
- Richard Nixon, the only American President ever to resign in disgrace, was picked the worst by 13 percent, according to the poll.
- The poll says 45 percent of Americans think the U.S. would be better off if Mitt Romney had been elected President in 2012, according to the poll. Thirty-eight percent, however, think the country would be worse off with Romney in the Oval Office.
- Ronald Reagan was the most common answer among those surveyed for the best President since World War II, with 35 percent choosing the Republican icon.
- Another 18 percent chose Bill Clinton as the best Commander in-Chief since the Second World War.
- Fifteen percent said John F. Kennedy was the best president since WWII.
The survey of 1,446 registered voters, conducted June 24-30, had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.