Historians rate Bush as the worst U.S. President ever.
This is indeed damning.
A PewResearchCenter poll of 109 leading historians found that 61 percent of them rank Bush as "worst ever" among U.S. presidents. Bush's key competition comes from Buchanan, apparently, and a further 2 percent of the sample puts Bush right behind Buchanan as runner-up for "worst ever." 96 percent of the respondents place the Bush presidency in the bottom tier of American presidencies. On that score the numbers are still more resounding: 98 percent label it a "failure."
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