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The Smartest and Dumbest U.S. Presidents and Candidates Ranked by I.Q. Score

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The Smartest and Dumbest U.S. Presidents and Candidates Ranked by I.Q. Score

George W. Bush – IQ: 124

The media constantly questioned the 43rd President of the United States’ intelligence with all his verbal slip-ups but is as smart as college graduates in the United States.

Whether this is a good thing for him or a bad thing for America is to be seen.
Gerald Ford – IQ: 127

Gerald Rudolph Ford was the 38th President of the United States. He attended South High School where he excelled in both academics and athletics. He was in the honor society as well as the All-City and All-State football teams. After graduating, he went to the University of Michigan getting a degree in Economics and Political Science.
He received offers to join the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions but decided to be the assistant of the varsity football coach at Yale.
Ronald Reagan – IQ: 130

The 40th President of the United States, he was in office between 1981-1989 and was an actor before becoming a politician. He is considered to be one of the most effective presidents of his time and was even ranked among the best modern U.S. presidents.
George H.W. Bush – IQ: 130.1

Bush served in the Navy until the end of World War II. He then graduated from Yale University and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the captain of the varsity baseball team.
Richard Nixon – IQ: 131

The 37th President of the United States, he earned his bachelor’s from Whittier in 1934 and got his law degree from Duke University in 1937.
Barack Obama – IQ: 145

The first African-American President of the United States graduated in the top 15% of Harvard. Even his law professor Laurence Tribe said that Obama was one of the best students he ever had.
Bill Clinton – IQ: 156

The 42nd president who served from 1993-2001 won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. He earned a law degree from Yale in 1973 and was governor of Arkansas by 1978.
Donald Trump – IQ: 120-130

While Donald Trump hasn’t outwardly said his IQ, based on his education level, he graduated from Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s of Science in economics and anthropology.

Trump never released his high school and college transcripts, which could mean he may be dumber than we think.

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