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What's Your View?

What did the JFK assassination lead to? Share your thoughts on the watershed events of November 1963, the aftermath, and how America changed.

Nixon with advisors Haldeman, Rumsfeld and Ehrlichman in the Oval Office in 1969.

Nixon with advisors Haldeman, Rumsfeld and Ehrlichman in the Oval Office in 1969. © Ron Sachs/CNP/Corbis


1. Did President Lyndon B. Johnson carry out President John F. Kennedy's agenda better than Kennedy would have? (410 responses)

Yes
39% 39%
No
60% 60%


2. In the early Sixties, some believed the nation might embrace a progressive agenda of social justice and peace. But by 1968, John Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy had all been assassinated, and some liberals had become radicals, deeply dividing the Democratic Party. If those assassinations had not happened, would a progressive majority have won in 1968? (408 responses)

Yes
85% 85%
No
14% 14%


3. Here's how these past presidents are currently ranked as leaders. (459 responses)

Lyndon Baines Johnson
12% ranked #1 12% ranked #1
14% ranked #2 14% ranked #2
17% ranked #3 17% ranked #3
12% ranked #4 12% ranked #4
13% ranked #5 13% ranked #5
10% ranked #6 10% ranked #6
 6% ranked #7 6% ranked #7

Richard Nixon
 7% ranked #1 7% ranked #1
10% ranked #2 10% ranked #2
10% ranked #3 10% ranked #3
12% ranked #4 12% ranked #4
15% ranked #5 15% ranked #5
13% ranked #6 13% ranked #6
19% ranked #7 19% ranked #7

Gerald Ford
 5% ranked #1 5% ranked #1
10% ranked #2 10% ranked #2
15% ranked #3 15% ranked #3
20% ranked #4 20% ranked #4
16% ranked #5 16% ranked #5
11% ranked #6 11% ranked #6
 8% ranked #7 8% ranked #7

Jimmy Carter
 9% ranked #1 9% ranked #1
12% ranked #2 12% ranked #2
14% ranked #3 14% ranked #3
12% ranked #4 12% ranked #4
11% ranked #5 11% ranked #5
15% ranked #6 15% ranked #6
13% ranked #7 13% ranked #7

Ronald Reagan
26% ranked #1 26% ranked #1
10% ranked #2 10% ranked #2
 8% ranked #3 8% ranked #3
 9% ranked #4 9% ranked #4
 9% ranked #5 9% ranked #5
10% ranked #6 10% ranked #6
14% ranked #7 14% ranked #7

George H. W. Bush
 6% ranked #1 6% ranked #1
12% ranked #2 12% ranked #2
11% ranked #3 11% ranked #3
15% ranked #4 15% ranked #4
15% ranked #5 15% ranked #5
15% ranked #6 15% ranked #6
12% ranked #7 12% ranked #7

Bill Clinton
20% ranked #1 20% ranked #1
17% ranked #2 17% ranked #2
11% ranked #3 11% ranked #3
 6% ranked #4 6% ranked #4
 6% ranked #5 6% ranked #5
12% ranked #6 12% ranked #6
13% ranked #7 13% ranked #7


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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