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How U.S. Presidents Stack Up Against Each Other

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower has remained number five for the last five years after he jumped from eighth.
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After former President Donald Trump's departure from the White House made him eligible for C-SPAN's presidential rankings, some are questioning how he placed.

Donald Trump placed 41 out of 44 presidents in C-SPAN's 2021 ranking. The top three have stayed the same since 2009, and George W. Bush rose four spots. What's behind the rise and fall of these historic figures and how do you judge a presidency less than a year after it ended?

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Trevor Grandin is an intern for KCUR's Up To Date.