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New Poll: Americans Name Barack Obama Best U.S. President, Trump Worst



A newly released poll from YouGov and The Economist has found that former President Obama was named the best U.S. president while former President Trump, who ended his presidency on a disastrous note, was named the worst.

The survey shows Obama barely beating Abraham Lincoln as best U.S. president with 18 percent. Among the worst, Trump got the highest percentage at 46 percent while Obama got the second highest at 24 percent.

Trump ended his presidency on what some would call a disastrous note as his approval rating leaving office was at its lowest point.

During his final days in office, Trump’s approval rating hit the lowest point of his presidency after months of peddling election conspiracy theories and being impeached by the House again on a charge of incitement of violence the day of the Capitol riot Jan. 6.

The poll found that 43 percent of people believe Trump is responsible for the deadly attack with 47 percent saying the Senate should vote to convict him.

Fifty-three percent do not believe Trump should be allowed to run for office again. But this will only happen if two-thirds of the Senate convicts Trump or if Democrats invoke the 14th amendment, which bars any US citizen who “engaged in insurrection” against the U.S. from holding any civil, military or elected office without the approval of two-thirds of the House and Senate.