Gallup’s survey of its 2011 polling in the 50 states shows President Obama with a 44 percent national approval rating (Gallup’s February tracking poll has Obama’s approval at 43%).
The survey shows Obama has 40 percent approval in Colorado. (A Ciruli Associates poll in November 2011 of likely voters had Obama’s approval at 39%.)
Obama’s approval is highest in Washington D.C. (81%), and above 50 percent in the big states of California (50%), New York (55%), New Jersey (51%), Illinois (50%) and Romney’s Massachusetts (55%). He is lowest in the Mountain West: Utah (29%), Idaho (29%), Wyoming (31%), Montana (34%) and Alaska (36%).
Colorado, with its 40 percent job approval (5% below the 2010 annual average), joins a list of swing states that Obama’s re-election will depend upon.
Ciruli blog: Obama approval 39%
Hot Air blog: States of Disapproval