Texas A&M Study Calls Obama 5th Best President in our history Good research work by a fine institution: OBAMA RATED 5th BEST PRESIDENT IN OUR HISTORY From a total of 44 US Presidents: Obama is rated as the 5th best. The A&M's Public Relations Office released this statement "After only 5 years in office, Americans have rated President Obama the 5th best President ever." These are the details according to Texas A&M: 1. Reagan & Lincoln tied for first, 2. Twenty three presidents tied for second, 3. Seventeen other presidents tied for third, 4. Jimmy Carter came in fourth, and 5. Obama came in fifth.