We all know the limits of online "polls." There's no random sampling, zealots can skew the results, and so on.
But the poll of most- and least-favorite achievements of the Obama administration that has just gone up on Ranker is more interesting than most, mainly for the list of choices it presents. I know that this is the season for assessments of the president (including our own) and for detailed analyses of what he has gotten right and wrong. I found this one valuable for collecting in one place a wide range of the Administration's results. It's worth a look.
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James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the new book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which has been a New York Times best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.