Worse than Nixon? Easily. Worse than Carter? No contest. Worse than Reagan? Don't make me laugh.
Worse than Bush? It's close, but yes.
A new Quinnipiac poll finds that Obama is the worst President since WWII. And that the country would be better off if Mitt Romney had won.
This result is so absurd I have to think that there has to have been a methodology error somewhere in this poll. Oversampling of Tea Partiers?
Or is that my own liberal bias talking? Am I unreasonably dismissing results I don't like? What do you think? Take the poll and then head below the fold for a couple additional tidbits.
If you look at the actual poll results, a few explanations present themselves.
First, consider that they simply asked respondents who was the "best" of the twelve and who was the "worst". They didn't ask for rankings, so people who think Nixon was second-worst aren't counted at all, even if that number would dwarf the people who think Obama or Bush was second-worst.
Second, Obama finished fourth in the "best" question, behind Reagan, Clinton, and Kennedy, something which the article I linked didn't see fit to mention.
Those polled were also split when asked whether Obama or Bush was worse.
So maybe these results aren't as unusual as the article made them seem.