Obama approval rating drops in all states

February 24th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, Feb.24 (ANI): US President Barack Obama’s approval ratings during his second year in office were highest in Hawaii, the state where he grew up, and in Washington, the city where he now spends most of his time, Gallup found in an analysis of its 2010 polling.

In Hawaii, Obama’s overall approval rating for the year was 65.9 percent in Gallup’s daily tracking polls, while in the District of Columbia, it was even higher, averaging 84.4 percent for the year.
According to Politico, Obama’s approval rating in Illinois, the state he served for four years in the U.S. Senate, was 53.4 percent, making it the state with the 10th-highest approval rating for the president’s 2010 performance.

Obama’s approval rating was between 57.6 percent and 54.0 percent in Maryland, New York, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California and Connecticut.

While Obama did especially well in the Northeast, his approval ratings were lowest in the South and West.

His lowest rating was in Wyoming, where it was 27.6 percent. Next was Idaho, at 31.6 percent. He had approval ratings higher than 33 percent and below 40 percent in West Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Alaska, Kentucky, Montana, Arkansas and Kansas.

Overall, Obama’s nationwide approval rating was 47 percent in 2010, down from 58 percent in 2009, and, throughout the country, the president’s approval ratings declined - even in states where he registered above-average marks. The sharpest drop came in Vermont, where his approval dropped more than 15 percentage points to 52.6 percent in 2010. Between 2009 and 2010, Obama’s approval ratings fell more than 10 points in more than 30 states.

The findings are based on Gallup’s daily tracking polls conducted Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2010. Over the course of that year, Gallup surveyed 179,503 adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The error margin is plus or minus 1 percentage point. (ANI)

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