See, what have I been saying?
Courtesy of Pew Research Center:
When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, more Americans name Barack Obama than any other president. More than four-in-ten (44%) say Obama is the best or second best president of their lifetimes, compared with about a third who mention Bill Clinton (33%) or Ronald Reagan (32%).
People’s views of the best president of their lifetimes are partly tied to their ages. Millennials, who are currently ages 22 to 37, are far more likely than older generations to name Obama as one of the best presidents in their lifetimes: About six-in-ten Millennials (62%) view Obama as one of the top two, with nearly half, 46%, naming him the best president.
Older generations are much more likely than Millennials to name Reagan as one of the best presidents. Reagan was president before most Millennials were born.
Gen Xers (ages 38 to 53) are divided in their assessments: 45% of Gen Xers name Reagan, while nearly as many mention Obama (41%) or Clinton (39%).
I actually think that Obama’s numbers will rise as the years go on, and more of the old racists die off.
In about twenty years time Obama will be right up there with ole Abe Lincoln and George Washington as the greatest leaders of all time.
And as I prepare to shuffle off this mortal coil it will be one of my fondest memories that I was able to vote for him twice.