Gallup: Connecticut gives Obama higher rating than any other state

President Barack Obama got a 60 percent approval rating from Connecticut residents in the first half of 2011, Gallup reports, higher than the ratings from any other state. Only the District of Columbia had a more favorable view, with 83 percent job approval.

Obama’s support is greatest in the East, with 8 of his 10 highest approval ratings occurring in states located in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic region of the country. The 2 non-Eastern states ranking among the 10 highest are Obama’s home states of Hawaii and Illinois.

The president got his lowest approval rating–27 percent–in Idaho, followed by Wyoming, Oklahoma and Utah at 32 percent each.

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