Just ahead of Monday's President's day, a USA Today/Gallup polled 1,015 adults from February 2-5, 2011 to determine who was the preferred President. Each poll participant was at least  age 18 and older, living in the continental U.S., and selected randomly.

Presidents Day in the U.S. is celebrated on the third Monday of February each year and officially commemorates the February 22 birthday of George Washington, the first president.

The greatest president question is open ended, according to the report. That means respondents are asked to name their choice at that moment.

The organization has asked the same question over the past eight years.