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I did election polls on Twitter for AMPU Twitter followers for 1788-2024. Here are the results of the favorite and least favorite candidates of the major parties (3rd parties were included in some polls, but won't be included for this below). If someone is in multiple elections, I use their best showing for the favorites and their worst showing for the least favorites. :

AMPU Twitter followers favorite presidential nominees:
  1. FDR 97.6%
  2. T Roosevelt 95.2%
  3. Obama 93.4%
  4. Lincoln 93.1%
  5. Biden 92.7%
  6. Garfield 91.9%
  7. JFK 91.5%
  8. Grant 90.5%
  9. Carter 84.6%
  10. LBJ 84.2%
 
Their Least Favorite: 
  1. Hoover 2.4%
  2. Breckinridge 3.4%
  3. Landon 4%
  4. Parker 4.8%
  5. Buchanan 5.3%
  6. Wilson 6.2%
  7. McCain 6.6%
  8. McClellan 7%
  9. Trump 7.3%
  10. Wilkie 7.3%
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On 4/30/2022 at 6:29 PM, vcczar said:

I did election polls on Twitter for AMPU Twitter followers for 1788-2024. Here are the results of the favorite and least favorite candidates of the major parties (3rd parties were included in some polls, but won't be included for this below). If someone is in multiple elections, I use their best showing for the favorites and their worst showing for the least favorites. :

AMPU Twitter followers favorite presidential nominees:
  1. FDR 97.6%
  2. T Roosevelt 95.2%
  3. Obama 93.4%
  4. Lincoln 93.1%
  5. Biden 92.7%
  6. Garfield 91.9%
  7. JFK 91.5%
  8. Grant 90.5%
  9. Carter 84.6%
  10. LBJ 84.2%
 
Their Least Favorite: 
  1. Hoover 2.4%
  2. Breckinridge 3.4%
  3. Landon 4%
  4. Parker 4.8%
  5. Buchanan 5.3%
  6. Wilson 6.2%
  7. McCain 6.6%
  8. McClellan 7%
  9. Trump 7.3%
  10. Wilkie 7.3%

Though they weren't necessarily scientific and skewed heavily to the left- Still very interesting to see Carter above LBJ (Which after my class on the American Presidency this semester, I realize that both him and Truman where better than I thought)- Of course their h2h mattered as well. 

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32 minutes ago, themiddlepolitical said:

Though they weren't necessarily scientific and skewed heavily to the left- Still very interesting to see Carter above LBJ (Which after my class on the American Presidency this semester, I realize that both him and Truman where better than I thought)- Of course their h2h mattered as well. 

If not for Vietnam, I think LBJ would be like the 5th best president ever. Definitely top 10. My opinion on Truman isn't as high as most people that vote Democrat. I think Carter was generally great on policy and ideas but he just didn't have the personality to be president. He got in his own way -- micromanaged everything, didn't know how to interact with DC politicians, did a lot of rash things that might have been the right thing to to but he did it in the wrong way, held grudges, and spoke bluntly at times and in ways that didn't help his approval. Basically, despite political experience he had almost zero political mentality. In many ways, he seemed as much of a political novice as Trump, when he should have seemed much more polished. Obviously, Carter is a much better man than Trump. 

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2 hours ago, matthewyoung123 said:

Garfield at 91.9%?  Did they think you meant the cat Garfield?

I presume some of these are also not necessarily voting FOR the person but voting AGAINST the other, or the usual contingent who'd vote the opposite party staying home that election.

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45 minutes ago, Ich_bin_Tyler said:

It would also appear that people like voting for A) the winner of that election; B) the Republican in the post-Bellum period to the Great Depression; and C) someone without a broadcasted scandalous history like Wilson, hence his low rating.

I think it is more simply that the Twitter users favored the more socially liberal nominee, Democrat or Republican. I think the exception is with Eisenhower--but just barely--Adlai Stevenson wasn't that much more to the left of Ike in many ways.

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