President Obama In Select Company
The popular vote total is in, and President Obama won 51% of the vote. As the chart above shows, this makes him the first President since Eisenhower to win this much in two elections. And in history:
In fact, in American history, this is a feat that’s only been pulled off by six presidents: Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, William McKinley, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and now, Barack Obama.
One could lower the bar to 50% and add President Reagan. In either case, it is quite an accomplishment.