Obama's win will determine if he is an 'average' or 'great' president: Study

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Washington, August 25 (ANI): Obama is likely to be viewed as an 'average' American president, if he fails to secure a second term in office, a study has revealed.

A Baylor University researcher has said that a statistical analysis of presidential ranking suggests that Obama will be viewed as an 'average' president if he lasts for a single term.

Under these conditions, Obama is predicted to land at the 22nd overall spot on the ranking list placed between William McKinley and George H.W. Bush, Eurekalert reports.

Curt Nichols an assistant professor at Baylor University will present the research at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Seattle next month.

The research also reveals that if Obama is re-elected and seen as the transformational president he seeks to be, he is likely to be viewed as a 'near great' president and land at the fourth overall spot on the ranking list, one place below George Washington and one above Thomas Jefferson.

Nichols' research, using a statistical method known as regression analysis, evaluates presidential ranking polls conducted by The Wall Street Journal, C-SPAN and the Siena Research Institute.

The research reveals that expert evaluators do not make distinctions between presidents who cause crises, like George W. Bush, and those who fail to lift the nation out of them, like Jimmy Carter.(ANI)

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