Tough for me to choose between Obama and Clinton. I think I probably did better financially under Clinton, but bigger social changes under Obama and still did well in the stock market. Obama Tops Public’s List of Best President in Their Lifetime, Followed by Clinton, Reagan When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, more Americans name Barack Obama than any other president. More than four-in-ten (44%) say Obama is the best or second best president of their lifetimes, compared with about a third who mention Bill Clinton (33%) or Ronald Reagan (32%). Not yet halfway through his term, 19% say Donald Trump has done the best or second best job of any president of their lifetimes. That is comparable with the share who viewed Obama as one of the best presidents in 2011 (20%).