Gallup: Obama's Job Approval for 2013 in Washington, D.C. Was 80.8%

Terence P. Jeffrey | January 27, 2014 | 9:48pm EST
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Sen. John McCain (R.-Ariz.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R.-S.C.) in the House chamber before the Feb. 12, 2013 State of the Union Address. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

( - If you want to live among people who approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, you should move to Washington, D.C.

That is the result of Gallup's polling on Obama's job approval in 2013, which showed that 80.8 percent of the residents of the District of Columbia approved of the job he was doing as president.

Obama's next highest approval rating was in Hawaii, according to data released today by Gallup. In 2013, 61.3 percent of the people in that state--where Obama attended high school--approved of the job he was doing.

Obama's third highest approval--57.0 percent--came in Maryland, which borders Washington, D.C., and encompasses many Washington suburbs.

Obama's lowest approval was in Wyoming, where only 22.5 percent said they approved of the job he was doing.

His second lowest approval was in West Virginia--which borders Maryland and is not far from D.C. There, only 25.1 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing.

Obama' third lowest approval was in Utah, where 27.3 percent said they approved of the job he was doing.

Here, according to Gallup's polling for 2013, are the twelve jurisdiction where Obama had the highest approval, and the twelve where he had the lowest approval.

Top 12 Jurisdictions for Obama's Approval:

1. District of Columbia, 80.8%

2. Hawaii, 61.3%

3. Maryland, 57.0%

4. Rhode Island, 56.7%

5. New York, 56.7%

6. Vermont, 56.6%

7. Massachusetts, 56.5%

8. New Jersey, 56.4%

9. California, 55.8%

10. Connecticut, 55.1%

11. Delaware, 54.4%

12. Illinois, 53.7%

Bottom 12 Jurisdictions for Obama's Approval:

1. Wyoming, 22.5%

2. West Virginia, 25.1%

3. Utah, 27.3%

4. South Dakota, 31.7%

5. Idaho, 32.1%

6. Oklahoma, 32.1%

7. Montana, 33.1%

8. Alaska, 33.5%

9. Arkansas, 34.9%

10. Kentucky, 35.1%

11. Kansas, 35.1%

12. North Dakota, 35.5%


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