Barack Obama

Obama Approval Under 50 Percent In 37 States

83 percent in the federal capital tops; 52 percent in California (#10), 51 percent in Illinois (#11)


Gallup has just released Barack Obama's job approval rating for the first half of 2012, broken down by state, and the news is not encouraging for the president.

Obama's approval rating is below 50 percent in 37 states, ranging from a 26 percent rating in Utah to a 49 percent rating in Michigan.  Obama is at 50 percent or higher in just 13 states, from a 50 percent rating in Minnesota to a 63 percent rating in Hawaii.  The president is most popular in Washington DC, where his job approval rating is an astonishing 83 percent.