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September 15, 2011


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Obama 2012

The Republicans have really done a great job selling the Reagan myth. Reagan was a terrible President and he's responsible for many of our problems today. Reagan's "Trickle Down" economics are the single biggest reason our middle class is disappearing.

Reagan also raised taxes many times. How many Tea Partiers know that?

Jacopo Vannucchi

Why not including Eisenhower, Truman and FDR? About 30% of US population is over 50 years old, and Roosevelt has a name recognition with young people also.

Dustin Ingalls

This isn't the end of our polling on past presidents. Stay tuned in the coming months.


@Obama 2012, what's interesting is you could make a similar argument with both Reagan & Kennedy. Not comparing their policies or long-term effects; however, both are iconic of their party and popular even with younger voters who probably know almost nothing about their policies. They are simply held up as being an idealized version of a current ideology they probably would not fully embrace.

Mary Ridgway

John F Kennedy was not President long enough to accomplish anything, LBJ passed the voting rights act and much more. Reagan was a B grade actor who understood ZIP about economics and stuck us with "trickle down"; and gave us the Savings & Loan disaster, it benefited his friends, and cost the taxpayers billions.

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