Historians Name Lincoln Best President Ever
ARI SHAPIRO, host:
Good morning and Happy President's Day. I'm Ari Shapiro.
How's this for a 200th birthday present? A survey has concluded that President Lincoln was the best American president ever. That's according to a poll of 65 historians. SPAN commissioned the survey. And the academics rated George Washington second best, followed by FDR. At the bottom of the list: James Buchanan with Andrew Johnson and Franklin Pierce right above him. President George W. Bush came in at 36.
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