Americans Rate JFK as Top Modern President

Some 50 years after John F. Kennedy’s sole presidential term was cut short by an assassin’s bullets, nearly three-quarters of Americans believe Kennedy will go down in history as an outstanding or above-average president. This is the highest retrospective rating given to any of the 11 presidents who have held office since Dwight Eisenhower. Another fifth of the public sees the slain president as average, while just 3% rank him as below average or poor. CONT.

Andrew Dugan & Frank Newport, Gallup