Nearly a third of voters rated President Barack Obama the worst president since World War II, according to a national Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.
Former president George W. Bush was ranked the second worst president since the war, with 28 percent of American voters polled voting him the worst, according to USA Today.
“Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said.
More voters also stated that, in retrospect, they wish Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election. According to the poll, 45 percent of voters believe the United States would be better off with Romney, while 38 percent say Romney’s leadership would have harmed the country.
Rankings for more recent presidents are generally lower than for presidents in the past.
The national poll also examined who American voters think are the country’s best presidents since World War II. With 35 percent of the vote, former president Ronald Reagan took first place in the race for best president and was followed by Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy, who received 18 and 15 percent of the vote, respectively. Just 8 percent of the individuals polled said they think Obama has been the best president since the war.