Eleanor Roosevelt Was The Best First Lady, Poll Of Academics Shows


fdrA survey of academics has found that Eleanor Roosevelt was the nation’s best first lady. Michelle Obama ranks fifth.

The findings from the Siena College/C-SPAN poll were released this past weekend.

Hillary Clinton dropped from fourth to sixth since the last survey in 2008. Read more here.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. To #2:

    This is part of Matzav’s great immaturity! One minute they do show a picture of a woman. The next minute they don’t.

  2. Wow, these are real Jewish priorities. Better to show a picture of the rasha with the blood of Jews on his hands than his elderly wife.

  3. To poor baby, hillary: that doesn’t demonstrate immaturity.it demonstrates at worst inconsistency and at best a nuanced algorithm of determined appeal.

  4. Why did you post a picture of her husband? Post *her* picture! She deserved better from her husband and she deserves better from you than to rub it in her face now over 50 years after her death. Have you no shame?

  5. I have not been privy to the feelings of living in the Roosevelt Era, but I can say that Ms. Obama is one of the worst dressed first ladies in history. Ms. Bush whom I am not a fond participant in the Bush politics wins hands down for she did no harm with her dress and her conduct. (Bush 43). Ms. Clinton is just not that interesting but she throws a good stone. Ms. Bush (41) was not really that friendly but she was at least esteemed. And Nancy Reagan was a lovely woman.