During the first six months of 2011, President Barack Obama averaged 44 percent approval in Colorado, with 48 percent of residents disapproving. His national average was 47 percent approval.
Mountain western states tended to be on the low end of the approval scale, along with many southern and midwestern states.
Colorado, with neighboring states New Mexico, Nevada and Arizona, are in the center range of presidential approval, but below 50 percent – a problem for Obama’s re-election.
See Gallup poll: Obama job approval 50% or higher in 16 states and D.C.