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Poll: Trump picked as worst president since World War II

Greg Nash

A plurality of American voters believe President Trump is the worst commander in chief since the end of World War II, a poll released Wednesday found. 

The Quinnipiac University survey showed 41 percent of American voters think Trump is the worst of the 13 presidents who have held the office since 1945. The same poll also shows Trump with a 38 percent approval rating.

{mosads}Twenty-one percent of those surveyed said Barack Obama was the worst president since World War II, and 10 percent picked Richard Nixon.

Ronald Reagan is considered the best post-World War II president by 28 percent of respondents, according to the poll, followed by Barack Obama with 24 percent, and Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy with 10 percent each.

Trump ranks fifth on the list of best presidents since the end of World War II, the poll found, with 7 percent of voters choosing him. 

Trump has frequently described his presidency in historical terms. He has touted the lowest black unemployment rate “in history” under his administration, and said he signed the largest tax cut “in history” into law late last year.

He has also often said his administration accomplished more in its first several months than any president in history.

Trump’s approval rating, however, has generally hovered in the mid- and upper-30s, according to Quinnipiac University polls.

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