Professor Brandon Rottinghaus

New Presidential Rankings Survey 2024 For Presidents’ Day: Food For Thought!

The celebration of Presidents’ Day 2024 brings an updated Presidential Rankings survey conducted by the Presidents and Executive Politics Section Of the American Political Science Association, the third such survey by this group, following earlier such surveys in 2015 and 2018.

Approximately two hundred respondents participated in this poll in the last month and a half of 2023, with them self identifying as Republican, Democratic, Independent, Conservative, Liberal, and Moderate.

For the next few days, this author and blogger will analyze the results of this very revealing assessment, which demonstrates the dramatic differences in scholarly views of the Presidency and the men who have held that position over 235 years of our national history, as compared to past surveys over the years.

This survey was conducted by University of Houston Political Science Professor Brandon Rottinghaus and Coastal Carolina University Political Science Professor Justin Vaughn, and is based on research and analysis of scholars across multiple disciplines whose work engages presidential politics.