Bill Clinton SAT score less than George W. Bush

Bill Clinton SAT score less than George W. Bush – George W. Bush is always brought up as ‘dumb’ or ‘stupid’, ‘naive’ and many believe this was part of the agenda for pushing him to go into the presidency. Clinton, despite his scandal, has a very different general reputation. However what if we told you that, at least in SAT scores, George was smarter?

Bill Clinton SAT score less than George W. Bush

Before we get into things I know that a) SAT scores don’t fully explain smarts, especially in later life, and b) we can’t actually verify the scores.

In both the case of Bill and George their success was much more likely due to family connections and influence and who they knew rather than their pre-college SAT scores. Anyway, what are the reported scores?

  • George W. Bush SAT score 1206
  • Bill Clinton SAT score 1032

That’s a fairly big difference but the both went onto prestigious schools. Both attended Yale and Bush graduated from Harvard too however Bush’s entry to the schools has often been questioned and his family influence is often seen to have been quite the piggy bank. But I have not seen Clinton’s entry questioned before!

I’m no Bush fan, I don’t like what he did with the war and how he responded to certain events but calling him ‘stupid’ or ‘dumb’ likely isn’t accurate. He was the President of a country and getting there, even with family in the right place, takes some smarts and people skills to be reckoned with.

What do you think? Are you surprised by the SAT scores?

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Comments

  1. Cassandra Bauer says

    ummm…………….. my SAT score resembled that of a 2 digit IQ'er. however, when i took my CA state EMT-1a board certificate, i scored in the top 94%. in my defense…………. the night before the SAT's i parties all night and showed up late w/ no pencil. :) AND! Bill Clinton, was a Rhodes Scholar. they don't give that to dumb sh*ts!

  2. Jim Hassell says

    Yes, everybody knows and say's Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar. So what. Slick Willy. Bubba. I don't think anyone would trust him with their daughter.

  3. Cassandra Bauer says

    i trust him more then Obama. in fact at the convention (and this is a direct quote) "But during this week's Democratic convention in Charlotte, Republicans heaped so much praise on former President Clinton, one might have thought they had nominated him and not Mitt Romney to run against Barack Obama." – the new america. Clinton is (was?) fiscally very republican.

  4. Sherri Masterson says

    I'm not a republican or a democrat, but I don't believe that George Bush can possibly be smarter than Bill Clinton. There's just no way.

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