Skip to comments.Obama Gets Highest 2012 Job Approval in Hawaii, D.C.
Posted on 02/02/2013 12:05:48 PM PST by Mozilla
PRINCETON, NJ -- Residents of Hawaii, along with those living in the District of Columbia, were most likely to approve of President Barack Obama in 2012, according to an analysis of Gallup Daily tracking for the year. Residents of Utah and Wyoming were least likely to approve, with fewer than three in 10 residents giving Obama a positive review.
The full results by state appear on page 2.
The states with the highest and lowest approval ratings are generally similar from year to year, with some shuffling of the rank ordering. This year, only one of the top 10 states (plus D.C.) is different compared with 2011, with Rhode Island moving into the top 10 and Illinois dropping out. Among the bottom 11 states, Kentucky and South Dakota have dropped out, replaced by Alabama and Nebraska.
All told, Obama received majority approval in 14 states and the District of Columbia. That compares with the 26 states and the District of Columbia he won in the 2012 presidential election, with Mitt Romney winning 24 states. The two lists of states should not necessarily be expected to line up, because the approval data are based on the opinions of all adults in a state, while the election results are based on voters. Also, approval ratings generate "no opinion" responses, and therefore tend to be lower than vote percentages.
However, the pattern is clear: the states in which Obama had higher job approval ratings tend to be the same "blue states" he won in the election, while those in which he had lower ratings are the "red states" he lost.
(Excerpt) Read more at gallup.com ...
How do they answer a survey when their heads are up their a$$e$?
Hawaii has the largest percentage of takers per capita in the nation. Of course they approve Obama. He’s making their utopian dreams come true.