Skip to comments.Obama Job Approval 50% or Higher in 16 States and D.C.
Posted on 08/08/2011 8:11:43 AM PDT by ThinkingBuddha
Residents of 16 states and the District of Columbia gave President Obama approval ratings of 50% or higher during the first half of 2011, led by the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Maryland, and Delaware. Idaho residents had the least positive appraisal of his performance, with 27% approving.
These results are based on aggregated Gallup Daily tracking data from January through June, consisting of nearly 90,000 interviews nationally. Obama averaged 47% approval on a nationwide basis during this time. Each state's data is weighted so it is demographically representative of the state's population. The full data for each state can be found on page 2 of this report.
Obama's support is greatest in the East, with 8 of his 10 highest approval ratings occurring in states located in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic region of the country. The 2 non-Eastern states ranking among the 10 highest are Obama's home states of Hawaii and Illinois.
States giving Obama his lowest approval ratings are more varied regionally, with several in the West but also including Southern and Midwestern states.
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ROFLMAO @ Maryland...59% approve. Those people are hopeless.
It still doesn’t add up to me. Look at Colorado...it has 44% and is “average” while Minnasotta is 52% “above average”. Wisconsin is 50% “Average” and South Carolina is 43% “Below Average”.
What is considered average, below average, and above average?
Below 50%, apparently.
So ... the headline is spin at its finest.
A better headline would be "Obama Job Approval Below 50% in 34 States".
This poll is designed to be user friendly for the incumbent Obama.
The real numbers for likely voters must truly be in the pits.
This from Rasmussen is of likely voters Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) at least somewhat disapprove.
I went out with a couple of guys over the weekend. One is a Dem, the other an independent who voted for Obama in '08. I'd characterize neither of them as "political", which is probably why we get along so well.
Talk *did* turn to politics, however, as we all agreed that our 401k's were taking a beating over the past couple of weeks.
The "independent" (and, more conservative one) said, approximately, "I voted for Obama because I thought he was different and I thought he could change the system. But it looks like he's just more of the same brand of BS politician. No way I vote for THAT again."
The Democrat agreed, though he said that he'd likely just stay home. "To hell with all of them." was his comment, approximately.
Me? I said nothing. They were doing such a good job of self-flagellation, that there was no more I could contribute.
I realize that this is just one anecdote. But I think that this kind of opinion shift is a lot more prevalent than any of us realize. Good news, IMHO.
Obamas boyfriend and sugar daddy.
The “independent” (and, more conservative one) said, approximately, “I voted for Obama because I thought he was different and I thought he could change the system. But it looks like he’s just more of the same brand of BS politician. No way I vote for THAT again.”
The Democrat agreed, though he said that he’d likely just stay home. “To hell with all of them.” was his comment, approximately. “
Sounds good to me.
My dad, the smartest guy I've ever known even though he didn't finish HS (he joined the Navy at 17 in 1944), always told me to be wary of "averages"... he said "on average, everyone has one testicle and one ovary"... (well, he didn't exactly use those words, but you can imagine what he said).
MA and CT - two states very unfriendly to business. Hostile might be more appropriate. CT has long been a welfare Mecca and attracted a lot of stupids, unluckies, lazies and illegals to freeload. They have replaced the original population as the old population has died or moved to friendlier Red States.
This place is a lost cause. I’m here probably because I was too stupid or too lazy or to old to take a big chance or leave when the getting was good.
They're likely PO'd at him for not being leftist enough.
Sadly, Obama is still very much within striking distance of winning, but he needs to be right around 50% in a majority of states by election day, or he will not win.
He is not there yet, and the trend is looking good for us. I am feeling good about our chances at this point, but there is still a long way to go.
Sitting there, oh-so-close with a glazed, satisfied look on zer0’s face. It truly looks like those two just finished doing... something.
We can’t sit back on our laurels, that’s for sure.
Right after that, we were at a graduation party, and a liberal woman in the extended family said that she had watched obama's speech and "agreed with everything he said."
No one was even talking politics. She said that out of the clear blue sky. She lives a conservative lifestyle, has a good job, but is an extreme liberal who loved olbermann.
I tried to reason with her in the past, but it does no good. She blames Bush and Fox News for everything, even though she never watched it.
Shocking that the Northeast states still support him, isn’t it? /S
I agree with you wholeheartedly. I honestly wish we could just split the nation cause I truly can’t stand living with these lying, cheating, evil criminals. Even if we win in 2012 they’ll still be here and I simply abhor the thought that they will be with us. I know just how hard it is getting any group of people, including those who are like minded, to live in harmony, but living amongst the twisted minds of liberals is shear agony.
I’m quite sure I’m not alone when I say the gulf between liberals and normal people has affected family relations. There are relatives,some quite close, on both mine and my wife’s sides of the family we simply no longer even speak with. It’s sad really.
I never took a course in LIBERAL MATH, therefor I can not answer the question.
Interesting point. I hope you are correct.
Correct. The three key states are Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Win any two and you eek out a narrow electoral vote victory. Win all three and it is a cakewalk.
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