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Obama Approval 50 Percent Or Higher In 16 States

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 8 (UPI) — People in 16 states and the District of Columbia gave President Obama at least a 50 percent approval rating for the first half of 2011, Gallup reported.

Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia and Maryland paced the approval ratings for Obama, while Idaho residents had the least positive appraisal of his job performance, the results released Monday indicated.

Obama averaged 47 percent approval on a nationwide basis during the first six months of the year, based on data weighted to be demographically representative of the state’s population, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.

Obama’s support is greatest in the East, with eight of his 10 highest approval ratings occurring in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic regions. Gallup said Obama’s home state of Hawaii, where he was born, and Illinois, where he lived before being elected president, also were among the top tier.

The District of Columbia lead all giving Obama more than 50 percent approval. The states that topped 50 percent were, in order, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Illinois, New Jersey, California, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin, Maine and Michigan.

States giving Obama his lowest approval ratings are more varied, with several in the West, South and Midwest. The bottom 10 states were Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Arkansas, Montana, Kentucky, North Dakota, and Alabama and Kansas (tied).

Obama’s national average approval rating of 47 percent for the first half of 2012 matches his average nationwide approval rating for all of 2010, Gallup said.

Gallup said Obama got a 50 percent or higher approval rating in 16 states in 2011 compared with 12 states in 2010, along with the District of Columbia in both time periods.

Results are based on nationwide telephone interviews of 89,965 adults conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking Jan. 2-June 30. The margin of error for the total sample is 1 percentage point.

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  • Dan az

    So what your saying is that less than 1% of the nation was called for this poll and only half of them still want this imposter because they are still on the unemployed list or are feeding from the trough.I was worried there for a minute.

  • s c

    Even if this poll is fairly accurate (ho hum), all it does is PROVE that SOME people can remain in total denial longer than others. Take Hitler, for example. He’s been dead for many years, but you don’t have to spend much time looking for believers who will tell you to your face that Hitler was a misunderstood man who was picked on by Russia, America and its allies in WWII.
    Sadly, there are some mind-boggling parallels that Bummer and Adolf share that should make some people tremble on a daily basis. BUT, like I said earlier, SOME people can live in total denial longer than others. The rest of us prefer reality to fantasy, and, we also prefer FREEDOM over slavery. SOME people just won’t get it until they’re wearing chains (compliments of the latest Fuhrer).

  • FreedomFighter

    Need to get some adds on the tube educating these ignorant fools.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Joey the Bull

    What is his approval in Kenya? (That is where he was born). What is his approval with the banking cartels? That is what the question should be, what is the approval rating of the people he is working for as he destroys the country.

  • Raggs

    Approval rating of 50%… Total BS!

    the rating agency just WANT sheeple to believe that he has support.. BS!

  • reXteryalizer

    Barack Hussein Obama II ( Who hates American Values )

    Who who is A ” SELF PROCLAIMED Enemy ” ~ of responsible, Morally Conscious HARD WORKING Americans.

    oBOMAS supporters KNOW~ that Barack Hussein Obama II, WILL FORCE YOU to paY THEM, out of your PockeT ….

    This UN~CHANGABLE fraud, has done His VERY BEST to Inspire VIOLENCE.

    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS.. saying “Bring it on” To his supporters.

    Oboma ~ Demands Saying “Get ready for hand-to-hand combat with your fellow Americans”

    – Obama has ALSO DECLARED to his Supporters

    “I want all Americans to get in each others faces!–

    Obama demands !

    “You bring a knife to a fight pal, we’ll bring a gun” – Obama Cant wait to get everybody involved in some kind OF CONFRONTATION of some sort….


    Obama has ALSO DECLARED “Republicans are our enemies”-

    ** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”

    ANGER VIOLENCE and more taxes….. THIS IS OBAMAS Change for america

    /“Hit Back Twice As Hard”. He commands !


    *Obama on the private sector: ~~ “We talk to these folks…~ / so I know whose ass to KICK.“
    OBOMA wants to KICK your ass /

    Shouting THAT Republican victory would mean ~ “hand to hand combat”

    HE IS EXPECTING people to kill & BE VIOLENT / for their immoral CAUSES

    * Obama Tells democrats: “ I’m itching for a fight.” !

    PLEASE go to reXes NEW WebsiTe ~ ! Oboma *( Just like Adolf Hitler~~ In that oBOMA~~~ Demands ! — [ THE FINAL SOLUTION – ~ For Un~Wanted Children

    Barak Obama A MURDERER .~Torturing UNWANTED babys on DEATH ROE

    OBAMA supports TAKING a little NEW BORN innocent child.. / BORN. ALIVE ~

    sTabing it iN the head & SUCKs ITS BRAINS OUT.

    He also demands, that a Child SURVIVING a FAILED ABORTION, Has no RIGHT to Life or medical care.

  • reXteryalizer

    And JUST one more thing if you will allow//

    And no disrespect or distain is intended for the OFFICE of our GREAT PRESIDENCY

    and White House.

    Respect and honor and a great varity of reasons hold the United States

    Presidency in our Prayers and hopes for continued blessing and truthfull success.

    BUT the truth is STILL THE TRUTH .

    oBOMA does what he has to do~~~ just to get by.

    Feeding his donors and supporters Un merited fuel, is HIS only OBJECTIVE.

    this is HIS main OBJECTIVE.

    The only REASON things SEEM to get done, is because the people who

    SURROUND oBOMA, Drape the American Flag around him, WHILE HE shoves it off of himself,

    in disheveled pride. and NUMB ignorance.

    While, He admits, Boldly and sneeringly, he has done plenty of COCAINE.

    Please Use your head and tell us, BECAUSE we need and deserve to know…

    Why would we want a NUMB cacK heaD in the White House.

    oBOMA should have stayed *( WHERE HE WAS ) ~ in the DOPE house. !


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