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Paula Rogo
Jul, 12, 2018

Now that former President Barack Obama is out of office, more people are appreciating his service to this country.

According to a new Pew Research Center poll, 44 percent of Americans agree that Obama was the best or second-best president in their lifetime.



The poll asked roughly 2,000 people in an open-ended format which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, using respondents' first and second choices for the survey's findings. 

Another 33 percent put former President Bill Clinton as either the best or the second-best president in their lifetime, and 32 percent giving their vote to Ronald Reagan.

Only 19 percent felt the same way about President Trump, who has been in office for less than two years.

The results were also largely divided by generation. Sixty-two percent of millennials believe Obama is either the best or second-best president in their lifetime, while forty percent of baby boomers and the silent generation name Reagan as the top man (though most millennials were born after Reagan was in office).

Obama has been keeping busy since he left office last year. From writing memoirs to signing Netflix deals, the former POTUS, alongside Michelle, is showing that he is still a hot commodity while also keeping a semi-low profile. He recently spoke at a wine industry summit in Portugal, to urge winemakers to adopt and share climate-friendly practices.