Friday, June 02, 2006

Ronald Reagan’s Popularity Stands Strong
Americans name Reagan as best modern president in national survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ronald Reagan’s legend continues to grow as he was named the best president since World War II. According to a Quinnipiac nationwide survey, Ronald Reagan beat out the other 11 presidents who have served through this era. The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project (RRLP), a leading force in preserving the ideas of America’s 40th President, congratulates the Reagan family for a much deserved honor.

This poll reaffirms last summer’s distinction of the “Greatest American” in a Discovery Channel competition. The Discovery Channel competition included some of the most respected Americans of all time including: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Ben Franklin, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas Jefferson. Also, a poll released by Gallup on February 18, 2005 also shows that Ronald Reagan is the most popular president in history.

“This most recent recognition of Ronald Reagan as the greatest modern president comes as no surprise,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the RRLP. “Reagan’s strong resolve and leadership brought us through the Cold War, inspired America, and substantially reduced the tax burden on this great country.”

When he took office, Ronald Reagan inherited a nation of discontent and with his economic package spurred growth and created the longest peacetime economic expansion in history. His defense politics brought about the demise of the Soviet Union, bringing freedom to hundreds of millions of people around the world, and laid the groundwork for our victory in the Gulf War. America signaled approval of his leadership when 49 of the 50 states reelected him in 1984.

“Reagan’s popularity stems from his understanding and embodiment of the American Dream,” continued Norquist. “His ability to communicate his values restored a declining country’s moral compass and allowed us to become the world’s leader once again.”

The RRLP seeks to name at least one monument to President Reagan in each of America’s counties, and in nations that were once Communist. RRLP Chairman Grover Norquist, a long time Washington insider, is available for interviews. Please contact John Kartch at 202-785-0266 or