John F. Kennedy Still the Most Popular Modern US President

Perhaps it’s the fact that this is the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s election as President of the United States in November of 1960 and it’s the nostaliga factor or maybe not, but  John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States – remains – according to a Gallup Poll conducted between November 19 to 21 this year – the most popular and highly-rated modern president. Kennedy has held the top-ranked position since this particular poll started in 1990. JFK scored an 85% job-approval rating among the nine most recent presidents – followed by Ronald Regean second at 74% and Bill Clinton in third place at 69%. Richard Nixon received the lowest rating.

Read the full Gallup Poll results and analysis – including a comparison to the in-office ratings for these presidents here.