View Poll Results: Was Ronald Reagan the best President of the all times?

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  • I'm a right leaning American, yes

    2 2.20%
  • I'm a right leaning American, yes and the United Statss needs a President like him now

    9 9.89%
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    0 0%
  • I'm a left leaning American, yes and the United States needs a President like him now

    1 1.10%
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    23 25.27%
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    1 1.10%
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Martin van Buren was the best president of all time.
    I'd go for William Henry Harrison - in office just 32 days, had the good grace to die, and was British. What's not to like?
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Not according to public opinion. Aggregated surveys place him 13th - much too generous a position to my mind, but whatever.

    Historical rankings of Presidents of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    What did the others better? Nobody of the people who voted lived when Abraham Lincoln was President.

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by ConsvLiberal View Post
    In 1984 Ronald Reagan got the best result in history of the United Staates Of America. The Reaganomics were popular all around the world. Do you think that he was the greatest President of the United States?
    "The best result" of what?
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Reagan was a good leader. And his leadership was just what this country needed after Watergate, the Iran hostage crisis, the oil embargo, a useless war in Vietnam, etc. The country hit a low point, and his leadership helped lift the country.

    BUT his policies for the most part were awful and in the long run many were very destructive. Trickle down especially has been proven to have been, and still is a disaster and a failure.

    So the best? Nope, policywise not even in the top 25. But leadershipwise yeah, he's in the top 5.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    If by "best", you meant, "worst"..... then your poll would have a lot more significance.


    With that said, I'd honestly say he's middle of the road. Did a few good and short-lasting things, did a lot more of bad and damaging things long term.

    Kind of like modern corporate strategy. Short term vision, future be damned.

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by ConsvLiberal View Post
    What did the others better? Nobody of the people who voted lived when Abraham Lincoln was President.
    yet you posted a poll asking "of all time"

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Reagan himself would not have thought he was the best president of all time. I do think history will regard him as a transformational president though. Moreover, the OP is wrong about the 1984 election. LBJ was elected in 1964 with a larger percentage of the vote and much higher turnout than in 1984 (another sweeping election).
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Reagan was a good leader. And his leadership was just what this country needed after Watergate, the Iran hostage crisis, the oil embargo, a useless war in Vietnam, etc. The country hit a low point, and his leadership helped lift the country.

    BUT his policies for the most part were awful and in the long run many were very destructive. Trickle down especially has been proven to have been, and still is a disaster and a failure.

    So the best? Nope, policywise not even in the top 25. But leadershipwise yeah, he's in the top 5.
    I pretty much agree with this but I will add that his leadership skills were greatly emphasized by his natural charisma.
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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "The best result" of what?
    The result of the election.

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    Re: Is Ronald Reagan the best President all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Reagan himself would not have thought he was the best president of all time. I do think history will regard him as a transformational president though.
    I think he's one of those few Presidents that looks worse over time instead of better. I think it's pretty plain to see now that his destructive economic policies (Reaganomics) are the root cause of all of the problems we face today, including the wealth gap.
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