Barack Obama Voted as Worst U.S. President since WWII

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By Sounak Mukhopadhyay | July 4, 2014 1:49 PM EST

Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, has been voted as the worst first citizen of the country since the World War II.

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U.S. President Barack Obama attends the Marine Barracks Evening Parade in Washington, June 27, 2014.

The survey was conducted by the Quinnipiac University. It asked people to vote for their pick for the best and the worst president in the last 70 years. Harry Truman, the 33rd president, and John F. Kennedy, the 35th president, were the only ones who did not get a single vote for being the worst. Obama, on the other hand, received 33 per cent of the total votes, finishing on top of the list of worst U.S. presidents.

The one who finished second to Obama with 28 per cent votes was his predecessor, George W Bush. The 37th U.S. President Richard Nixon and the 39th President Jimmy Carter finished third and fourth in the "worst" list, while 4 per cent said that they were not sure who the worst president was.

Interestingly, the first black president of the United States finished third in the list of best presidents with 8 per cent votes. Ronald Reagan, the 40th president, was voted as the best U.S. president since WWII with 35 per cent votes, while Bill Clinton, the 42nd president, finished second with 18 per cent votes.

Obama's Iraq policies, Supreme Court defeats and conflicts with Congress seem to have worked against him. The poll results suggested that Republican Mitt Romney, a presidential nominee in 2012, would have been a better choice. Around 45 per cent voters said that Romney would have made a better president.

Another poll by Zogby Analytics revealed that almost half of the U.S. voters believed that their present president is unfit to lead the nation. Josh Earnest, the press secretary of the White House, has a different opinion. "There's no doubt the president has the leadership and stature necessary to call upon the American public to rally around the kinds of ideas that are in the best interests of the country," Earnest said.

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U.S. President Barack Obama attends the Marine Barracks Evening Parade in Washington, June 27, 2014.
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