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CNN) - President Barack Obama tops the list of the worst presidents since World War Two, according to a new national poll.

And the survey, released Wednesday by

Quinnipiac University, also indicates that a plurality of voters nationwide say in hindsight that the country would be better off if Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election.

Thirty-three percent of people questioned in the poll say that Obama is the worst president since the Second World War, with 28% saying George W. Bush was the worst. Thirteen percent picked Richard Nixon, with 8% naming Jimmy Carter.

"Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

It's important to note that Obama and Bush, his predecessor in the White House, are more in the public conscious than previous presidents, and that both have governed during a time of bitter partisanship that's made compromise between the two major political parties extremely difficult. When Quinnipiac last asked the question, in 2006, Bush topped the list, with 34% saying he was the nation's worst president.

According to the poll, Ronald Reagan (at 35%) tops the list of the best president since WWII, with 18% saying Bill Clinton was best, followed by John F. Kennedy at 15% and Obama at 8%.

Voters are divided on whether Obama's been a better president than his predecessor, with 39% saying he's better than Bush and 40% saying he's worse. No surprise, there's a wide partisan divide on this question.

Bush left office in January 2009 with very low poll numbers. But according to a

recent CNN/ORC International survey, his favorable rating now stands at 46%, up 11 percentage points over the past five and a half years. His favorable rating, according to the CNN poll, is now on par with Obama.

Forty-five percent of those questioned say that America would be better off if Romney had won the 2012 election, with 38% saying the country would be worse off. Again, it's no surprise that 84% of Republicans say that America would be better if Romney had won and nearly three quarters of Democrats saying things would be worse.

An adviser close to the former Massachusetts governor told CNN that he received a bunch of calls Wednesday, following the release of the poll, from donors who contributed to the 2012 Romney presidential campaign.

Spencer Zwick, the campaign finance chairman for Romney's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, said that he thinks the poll "creates a hope and interest from a lot of those donors who would have loved to seen Romney become president but are hopeful there may be a shot in the future."

"It started a few months ago with donors saying 'do you think there's any shot,' to donors now saying 'how do we convince him to do it.' Which is kind of interesting because they have heard Gov. Romney say 'I'm not planning on doing this again' and I think some of these donors don't want to take no for an answer," added Zwick.

Romney has said over and over that he won't run for the White House a third time.

"I'm not running," Romney last month on NBC's "Meet the Press," a line Romney's used in interviews every time he's asked about 2016. Romney's wife, Ann, has also been adamant against another run.

Obama's job running the government

By a 54%-44% margin, the survey indicates that the Obama administration is not competent in running the government.

The poll's Wednesday release comes as the scandal rocking the Department of Veterans Affairs dominated headlines recently. It's the latest controversy of the past year, following the NSA snooping scandal, the controversy over the IRS targeting of some conservative non-profit groups, and the rough rollout of the new federal health care law.

The President has also faced numerous international challenges, including the new bloodshed in Iraq, the civil war in Syria, and the fighting in Ukraine, as well as the controversial swapping of five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay for the release of a U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan.

"This poll gives a window into the sentiment of Americans at the moment," said CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, who said he suspects the numbers could change dramatically in four or five years.

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted June 24-30, with 1,446 registered voters nationwide questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

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yeah but bush was actually winning the war.

One that he should not have started because even while winning it achieved nothing.

I am pretty certain when historians look back at our time it will see Bush and Obama as parts of the same problem.

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the surge was working ya groupie skank

Yeah, totally. That was going to solve the problems that were predicted before the war even began, including the problem that we are facing right now. Namely, that the removal of Saddam would create a power vacuum that would give rise to other extremist forces that would cause mayhem in the wake of blunder.

The war was never winnable, which was obvious to anyone with half a brain.

Remember when you tried to tell everyone you were in Mensa? Lawls were had by all.

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Yeah, totally. That was going to solve the problems that were predicted before the war even began, including the problem that we are facing right now. Namely, that the removal of Saddam would create a power vacuum that would give rise to other extremist forces that would cause mayhem in the wake of blunder.

The war was never winnable, which was obvious to anyone with half a brain.

Remember when you tried to tell everyone you were in Mensa? Lawls were had by all.

Jesus, you're dumb. The vacuum occurred after Obama pulled everyone out. Everyone, we haven't even pulled troops out of Japan or Germany you ignorant fool.
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you're the exact description of a ui

I was going to try to figure out what you mean but then I remembered who you are and that you live with mommy. What's the point, ya know? By your own nature, you can't leave the nest so why would I expect you to ever recognize that occupying Iraq was never going to work. Speaking of never going to work....back to you living with your mother. Why?

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Jesus, you're dumb. The vacuum occurred after Obama pulled everyone out. Everyone, we haven't even pulled troops out of Japan or Germany you ignorant fool.

Jesus was pretty smart. You, on the other hand, aren't terribly bright, which is why people are always laughing at you.

The vacuum was waiting for us the second we removed Saddam from power, which is why your boy McCain was willing to keep troops there for 100 years. This is one of the many reasons why intelligent people opposed the war from the outset. We knew democracy in Iraq was a laughable proposition. I don't expect you to get any of this, since you have no critical thinking skills.

Also, if you don't see the distinctions between WW2 and the Iraq war, you are dumber than I thought.

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I was going to try to figure out what you mean but then I remembered who you are and that you live with mommy. What's the point, ya know? By your own nature, you can't leave the nest so why would I expect you to ever recognize that occupying Iraq was never going to work. Speaking of never going to work....back to you living with your mother. Why?

He also worked in a union for years (may still). Yet, he'd log onto mommy's internet and rail against unions. We gave him the name Spesul Ed for a reason.

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