Obama’s Job Approval Lowest in Wyoming at 29%, and Utah, 34%
July 19, 2010 - 12:03 PMPresident Barack Obama's job approval rating is lowest in Wyoming and Utah, according to the Gallup polling company, which tracked the numbers for all 50 states and the District of Columbia from January through June 2010.
The poll of more than 90,000 adults nationwide showed that in Wyoming, for example, only 29 percent of the people there approved of the job the president was doing. That was the lowest approval rating in the states and D.C.
The second lowest approval rating was in Utah, with 34 percent. West Virginia and Idaho also showed job approval ratings for Obama of only 34 percent. Oklahoma came in fifth, with only 37 percent approval, while in Alaska, Obama’s approval was only 38 percent.
As Gallup reported, many of Obama’s “lower approval ratings come from Mountain West and Southern states. New Hampshire stands apart from its Northeastern neighbors in giving Obama one of his lowest state job approval ratings.”
Approval for Obama was highest, on the other hand, in the District of Columbia at 85 percent. Hawaii was second, giving him a 68 percent job approval rating. Delaware gave Obama 62 percent; Maryland, 60 percent; and New York, 57 percent.
Approval for Obama broke nearly even in Washington, 51 percent, and Minnesota, 49 percent. His approval rating was between 49 percent and 42 percent in 21 other states.
President Obama’s approval ranking by state, lowest to highest, as documented by Gallup, is listed below.
West Virginia, 34%
New Hampshire, 41%
North Dakota, 44%
South Carolina, 45%
South Dakota, 46%
North Carolina, 48%
New Mexico, 51%
New Jersey, 52%
Rhode Island, 56%
New York, 57%
District of Columbia, 85%
According to Gallup, Obama’s job approval ratings “are based on telephone interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking Jan. 2-June 30, 2010, with a random sample of 90, 941 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, selected using random-digit-dial sampling. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is +/- 1 percentage point.”