Donald J. Trump at the podium Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons

People have been asking the same question since the beginning of U.S. history:

“How the heck did this guy get elected?”

A 2021 CSPAN survey ranked all the U.S. presidents in multiple categories and gave an overall score. The categories ranged from Crisis Leadership to Public Persuasion and Economic Management.

CSPAN anonymously surveyed 142 historians, professors and professional observers of presidencies.