Almost one year ago this week Americans surveyed in a Gallup poll ranked Ronald Reagan the "greatest" United States President. Today a new poll released by Young America's Foundation/TPC reveals that our nation's university professors dont even rank the Gipper in the top 10.
"In a recent survey, 60 percent of college professors did not even rank President Reagan among the top ten Presidents. Begrudgingly, these educators admitted that Reagan’s Presidency was successful, but they rate him far lower than most Americans. "
"In the YAF poll, not one of the 284 professors surveyed listed him as their top choice—60 percent didn’t even list President Reagan in their top ten.
They did, however, rate him as marginally more successful than President Obama. 61 percent of college professors rated President Reagan’s Presidency as 'mostly a success,' while 59 percent gave Obama the same mark.
When asked to grade the last five Presidents, President Reagan received a C+ on average. President George W. Bush received a D, underscoring just how much the Left still despises our 43rdPresident.
As a whole, 57 percent of professors identified themselves as 'liberal' and 16 percent as 'conservative.'"
The Young America's Foundation commissioned the survey in honor of Reagan's 101st birthday, which is today. In reaction to the poll, Reagan Ranch Board of Governors Chairman Frank Donatelli said, “The leftist tilt of college professors is well known. However, the fact that President Reagan is now viewed as ‘successful’ by 61% of this group is testament to the lasting accomplishments of our 40th President. The exceptional work of Young America's Foundation in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth has been important in educating all Americans about President Reagan's accomplishments.”
The Young America's Foundation is a principal outreach organization to the Conservative Movement, committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. The organization owns and preserves the Reagan Ranch.