Lincoln Back as Greatest American President; Reagan and Clinton in Top 5: Gallup Poll
18% of Americans today name Lincoln as the greatest U.S. president, closely followed by Reagan (16%), John F. Kennedy (14%), Bill Clinton (13%) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (9%) for the top five greatest US Presidents.
The top-rated presidents among Democrats are Clinton (25%) and Kennedy (20%). Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt tie for third among Democrats.
Among Republicans, Reagan is No. 1, with a substantial 32% of all mentions. Lincoln ranks second with Republicans, followed by Kennedy, Washington, and George W. Bush.
While Lincoln ranks first overall, he does not rank first with the members of either political party.