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Obama Job Approval 50% or Higher in 16 States and D.C.

Idaho residents least approving, at 27%

PRINCETON, NJ -- 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.

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Added: Aug-8-2011 Occurred On: Aug-8-2011
By: star53
Tags: Obama, Job, Approval, gallup, poll
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