Quinnipiac University has done a poll that shows, among other not particularly surprising or informative things, that Americans think President Obama is the worst President since World War II and Ronald Reagan was the best.
Before you re-introduce your head to your desk, read the whole thing. You’ll notice that while the editors say the poll shows that Americans think the country would be better off if Mitt Romney was President the percentage who actually thinks this is less than the number who actually voted for him in 2012. And in the ranking of best Presidents, Obama comes in fourth, behind Reagan, Clinton, and Kennedy, Feel a little better? Ok, here’s my take.
What the poll likely really shows is that liberals who were polled, in our earnest humorless way, took it seriously, actually deliberated with themselves before giving thoughtful answers, and in the process wound up dividing their votes for the worst President between Nixon, Reagan, and George W. Bush and their votes for the best between Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Clinton, and Obama, while conservatives saw the poll as as an opportunity to tell liberals Fuck you.