Former President George W. Bush, who left office last month, was ranked 36th out of the 42 men who had been chief executive by the end of 2008, according to a survey conducted by the cable channel C-SPAN.
Bush scored lowest in international relations, where he was ranked 41st, and in economic management, where he was ranked 40th. His highest ranking, 24th, was in the category of pursuing equal justice for all. He was ranked 25th in crisis leadership and vision and agenda setting.
In C-SPAN's only other ranking of presidents, in 2000, former President Bill Clinton jumped six spots from No. 21 to 15. Other recent presidents moved positions as well: Ronald Reagan advanced from No. 11 to 10, George H.W. Bush rose from No. 20 to 18 and Jimmy Carter fell from No. 22 to 25.
This movement illustrates that presidential reputations are influenced by present-day concerns, said survey adviser and participant Edna Medford.
"Today's concerns shape our views of the past, be it in the area of foreign policy, managing the economy or human rights,"
Rated worst overall were James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, William Henry Harrison and Warren G. Harding.
The survey was conducted in December and January. Participants ranked each president on a scale of one, "not effective" to 10, "very effective," on a list of 10 leadership qualities including relations with Congress, public persuasion and moral authority.
St0ry same2 jer:
Eh, kalo lam BM, bunyi ’bush’ tuh, sama ngan semak @ semak samun kan..
Den tak pas upsr bahaso omputeh nih.. ^^
Ni hasil kajian nogaro blah sano..
Kek sini, takdo ko yg nak bt???
kito do limo jo... tak byk pun..
La msok bln tigo nih, jd 6...
taknak byk komen, lain jdnyer kang..
lgpun time pmr dulu, sejarah cukup2 mkn jo..
tepok dado, tanyo selero..
(betul ke dak ayat aku nih, ampun klu ada yg sensetap)
ak msh dlm proses pembelajaran..