A majority of residents in 13 states and the District of Columbia approved of the job Barack Obama did as president during the first six months of 2012.
His highest ratings by state were in Hawaii (63%) and Rhode Island (58%), in addition to the 83% approval from District of Columbia residents. In 16 states, his approval rating averaged below 40%, with residents of Utah, Wyoming, and Alaska least approving. [cont.]
Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup