No real surprise here, especially with the fall of Jimmy Carter who should be at the bottom anyway.
Of the nine U.S. presidents who have served in the past 50 years, John F. Kennedy continues to earn the highest retrospective job approval rating from Americans, now 85%. Ronald Reagan ranks second, with 74%. While these presidents’ ratings are largely unchanged from 2006, Bill Clinton’s rating has improved, putting him in third place, while Jimmy Carter, at 52%, has dropped from third to sixth. Richard Nixon remains the lowest rated.
I disagree where W is in relation to Carter and LBJ. Those two Democrats were downright horrible. History will judge the second Bush better over time.