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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Americans Judge Reagan & Clinton Best of Recent Presidents

Public split on whether Obama will be judged positively or negatively

by Jeffrey M. Jones
PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans believe history will judge Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton as the best among recent U.S. presidents, with at least 6 in 10 saying each will go down in history as an above-average or outstanding president. Only about 1 in 10 say each will be remembered as below average or poor. Three years into Barack Obama's presidency, Americans are divided in their views of how he will be regarded, with 38% guessing he will be remembered as above average or outstanding and 35% as below average or poor. (Continues)

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