Monday, August 8, 2011

Idahoans Give Obama Lowest Approval Rating

Posted By on Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 9:13 AM

President Barack Obama's job approval rating is lowest in Idaho. In a new poll out this morning from the Gallup Organization, only 27 percent of Idahoans polled approved of Obama's performance in the first half of 2011.


The president averaged a 47 percent approval on a nationwide basis. His greatest support is in the East, with eight of his 10 highest approval ratings occurring in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic regions. Obama's highest ratings were in the District of Columbia (83 percent), Connecticut (60 percent), Maryland (59 percent) and Delaware (59 percent).

Idaho proved to be Obama's most unpopular state, followed by Wyoming (32 percent approval), Utah (32 percent), Oklahoma (32 percent), West Virginia (33 percent) and Arkansas (33 percent).

According to Gallup, presidents with approval ratings above 50 percent typically get re-elected, though George W. Bush won re-election in 2004 with a 48 percent approval rating at the time of the election.

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