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The latest roundup of President Barack Obama's job approval or favorability ratings by state updates Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Recent polls have shown trouble signs for Obama in key swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. The latest one where his numbers have gone south is Missouri.

Alabama

Rasmussen Reports, July 22

2008 election: McCain 60 percent, Obama 38 percent

Rasmussen says 56 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 49 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 44 percent approve.
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Arizona

Rasmussen Reports, July 21; Behavior Research Center, June 30-July 11

2008 election: McCain 53 percent, Obama 45 percent

Rasmussen says 58 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 50 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 42 percent approve. Sixty-three percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 48 percent "strongly" in favor) while 34 percent are opposed, with 3 percent undecided. Sixty-five percent support the state's new immigration law with 37 percent opposed and 8 percent undecided.

The BRC's Rocky Mountain Poll says that for the first time in its surveys, Obama has a net negative job approval rating with 39 percent rating it as poor and 28 percent as good. Twenty-seven percent consider it "fair" and 6 percent are undecided. BRC attributes this in part to Obama's stand on the immigration issue. (Nationally, a Quinnipiac University poll conducted July 13-19 found that voters disapproved of Obama's position on illegal immigration by 58 percent to 30 percent, with 12 percent undecided).

Arkansas
Rasmussen Reports, July 20

2008 election: McCain 59 percent, Obama 39 percent

Rasmussen says 65 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 56 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 34 percent approve. Sixty-eight percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 59 percent "strongly" in favor) while 29 percent are opposed. Sixty-nine person support enactment of an Arizona-style immigration law while 29 percent are opposed, with 11 percent undecided. Sixty-four percent disagree with the Justice Department decision to file suit against Arizona over the law while 26 percent agree, with 10 percent undecided.

California
Public Policy Polling, July 23-25; Public Policy Institute of California, July 6-20; Rasmussen Reports, July 12

2008 election: Obama 61 percent, McCain 37 percent

PPP says 54 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 39 percent do not, with 7 percent undecided. Fifty-two percent support the new health care reform plan while 40 percent are opposed, with 9 percent undecided.

PPIC says 56 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 38 percent disapprove, with 6 percent undecided. That's 9 points lower than July 2009.

Rasmussen says 57 percent approve of Obama's performance while 42 percent do not. Fifty-two percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 40 percent "strongly" in favor) while 43 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided. Fifty-three percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 39 percent are opposed, with 8 percent undecided.

Colorado
Rasmussen Reports, July 26

2008 election: Obama 54 percent, McCain 45 percent

Rasmussen says 57 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 49 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 42 percent approve.

Connecticut

Rasmussen Reports, July 15; Quinnipiac University, July 7-13

2008 election: Obama 60 percent, McCain 38 percent

Rasmussen says 54 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 45 percent do not. Fifty-one percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law while 40 percent do not, with 8 percent undecided. Fifty percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 30 percent are opposed, with 20 percent undecided.

Quinnipiac says 50 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 44 percent disapprove, with 6 percent undecided. Independents disapprove by 49 percent to 43 percent, with 8 percent undecided. This is Obama's lowest approval margin since the beginning of the year in Quinnipiac's surveys.

Delaware
Rasmussen Reports, July 14

2008 election: Obama 62 percent, McCain 37 percent

Rasmussen says 49 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 48 percent disapprove (with 42 percent "strongly" disapproving). Fifty-one percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 41 percent "strongly" in favor) while 40 percent are opposed, with 9 percent undecided. Fifty-eight percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 30 percent are opposed, with 12 percent undecided. Fifty-six percent disagree with the Justice Department's decision to file suit against Arizona over the law while 34 percent agree, with 9 percent undecided.
Florida

Rasmussen Reports, July 21; Public Policy Polling, July 16-18

2008 election: Obama 51 percent, McCain 48 percent

Rasmussen says 52 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 44 percent "strongly" disapproving while 47 percent approve. Fifty-eight percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 50 percent "strongly" in favor) while 36 percent are opposed.

PPP says 49 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 45 percent approve, with 9 percent undecided. Independents approve by 49 percent to 43 percent with 8 percent undecided. Forty-seven percent oppose the new health care reform plan he advocated while 45 percent support it, with 8 percent undecided.

Georgia

Rasmussen Reports, July 21

2008 election: McCain 52 percent, Obama 47 percent

Rasmussen says 57 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 49 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 41 percent approve.

Hawaii

Rasmussen Reports, June 24

2008 election: Obama 72 percent, McCain 28 percent

Rasmussen says that 72 percent approve of Obama's performance (with 52 percent "strongly" approving) while 26 percent disapprove. Forty-nine percent oppose repeal of the new health care reform law while 43 percent favor it, with 8 percent undecided. Thirty-nine percent oppose enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 37 percent favor it, with 24 percent undecided.
Idaho
Rasmussen Reports, July 15

2008 election: McCain 61 percent, Obama 36 percent
Rasmussen says 68 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 61 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 32 percent approve. Sixty-seven percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 59 percent "strongly" approving) while 31 percent are opposed, with 2 percent undecided. Sixty-nine percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 24 percent are opposed, with 7 percent undecided and voters disagree with the Justice Department decision to sue Arizona over the law by about the same margin.

Illinois
Rasmussen Reports, July 26

2008 election: Obama 62 percent, McCain 37 percent

Rasmussen says 55 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 43 percent disapprove.

Indiana
Rasmussen Reports, July 7-8

2008 election: Obama 49.8 percent, McCain 48.8 percent

Rasmussen says 56 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 45 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 43 percent approve. Fifty-nine percent want to see the new health care reform law repealed (with 49 percent "strongly" in favor) while 35 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided. Sixty-one percent support enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 25 percent are opposed with 14 percent undecided.

Iowa

Rasmussen Reports, June 14; Public Policy Polling, May 25-27

2008 election: Obama 54 percent, McCain 44 percent

Rasmussen says 50 percent approve of Obama's performance while 48 percent disapprove. Forty-nine percent favor enacting an Arizona-style immigration law in Iowa while 33 percent are opposed, with 18 percent undecided.

PPP says Iowans disapprove of Obama's performance by 52 percent to 43 percent, with 5 percent undecided. Fifty-two percent oppose his health care reform plan while 36 percent support it, with 11 percent undecided.

Kansas

Rasmussen Reports, June 30

2008 election: McCain 56 percent, Obama 41 percent

Rasmussen says 64 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 53 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 35 percent approve. Sixty-nine percent favor repeal of the health care reform law (with 56 percent "strongly" in favor) while 29 percent are opposed, with 3 percent undecided.

Kentucky

Rasmussen Reports, July 20; Public Policy Polling, June 28-30

2008 election: McCain 57 percent, Obama 41 percent

Rasmussen says 58 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 48 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 42 percent approve. Sixty-one percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 47 percent "strongly" in favor) while 31 percent are opposed, with 7 percent undecided. Sixty percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 21 percent are opposed, with 19 percent undecided. A similar number oppose the Justice Department decision to sue Arizona over the law.

PPP says 58 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 37 percent approve, with 5 percent undecided. Sixty percent oppose the new health care reform law he advocated while 31 percent support it, with 9 percent undecided.

Louisiana

Rasmussen Reports, June 24

2008 elections: McCain 59 percent, Obama 40 percent

Rasmussen says 58 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 50 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 40 percent approve. Sixty-seven percent favor repeal of the new health care reform bill (with 58 percent "strongly" in favor) while 28 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided. Fifty-nine percent support enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 24 percent oppose it, with 17 percent undecided.

Maine
Rasmussen Reports, July 14

2008 election: Obama 58 percent, McCain 40 percent
Rasmussen says 50 percent approve of Obama's performance while 49 percent do not. Fifty-one percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 41 percent "strongly" in favor) while 45 percent are opposed, with 4 percent undecided. Fifty-two percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 31 percent are opposed, with 16 percent undecided. Voters disagree with the Justice Department lawsuit against Arizona over the law by about the same margin.

Maryland
Rasmussen Reports, July 8

2008 election: Obama 62 percent, McCain 36 percent

Rasmussen says 57 percent approve of Obama's performance (with 42 percent "strongly" approving) while 43 percent disapprove. Fifty-one percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 41 percent "strongly" in favor) while 47 percent are opposed, with 3 percent undecided. Forty-nine percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 35 percent are opposed, with 16 percent undecided.

Massachusetts
Rasmussen Reports, July 22

2008 election: Obama 62 percent, McCain 36 percent

Rasmussen says 56 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 45 percent disapprove. Forty-nine percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law while 47 percent are opposed, with 4 percent undecided. Forty-six percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 41 percent are opposed, with 13 percent undecided. Forty-seven percent disagree with the Justice Department decision to sue Arizona over the law while 41 percent agree and 12 percent are undecided.
Michigan
Rasmussen Reports, June 9

2008 election results: Obama 57 percent, McCain 41 percent

Rasmussen says 51 percent disapprove of Obama's performance and 49 percent approve. Fifty-six percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 44 percent "strongly" in favor) while 38 percent are opposed, with 7 percent undecided. Fifty-six percent favor enacting an Arizona-like immigration law while 28 percent are opposed, with 16 percent undecided.

Minnesota

Rasmussen Reports, July 19

2008 election: Obama 54 percent, McCain 44 percent

Rasmussen says 50 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing while 49 percent approve. Fifty-four percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 43 percent "strongly" in favor) while 40 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided. Sixty-two percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 27 percent are opposed, with 11 percent undecided. Fifty-five percent disagree with the Justice Department decision to sue Arizona over the law, while 33 percent agree, with 12 percent undecided.

Missouri
Rasmussen Reports, July 27; St. Louis Post-Dispatch/KMOV posted July 19-21

2008 election: McCain 49.3 percent, Obama 49.2 percent

Rasmussen says 56 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 49 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 44 percent approve.

Mason-Dixon's poll for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch/KMOV says 57 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 34 percent approve, with 9 percent undecided. Independents disapprove by 63 percent to 27 percent with 10 percent undecided. Sixty-one percent oppose the new health care reform law backed by Obama while 31 percent approve, with 8 percent undecided. Sixty-one percent disapprove of his handling of the economy while 33 percent approve, with 6 percent undecided. Forty-four percent disapprove of his handling of Afghanistan while 39 percent approve, with 17 percent undecided. Seventy percent support enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 25 percent are opposed.

Nebraska
Rasmussen Reports, March 4

2008 election: McCain 57 percent, Obama 42 percent
Rasmussen says 61 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 47 percent "strongly" disapproving), while 38 percent approve. Sixty-four percent oppose the health care plan advocated by Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress (with 51 percent in strong opposition), while 32 percent favor it. Fifty-five percent rate Obama's handling of the health care issue as poor, 16 percent call it fair, and 28 percent say it is good or excellent.
Nevada

Rasmussen Reports, July 27; Public Policy Polling, July 16-18

2008 election: Obama 55 percent, McCain 43 percent

Rasmussen says 55 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 49 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 43 percent approve.

PPP says 52 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 44 percent approve, with 4 percent undecided. Independents disapprove of Obama by a 59 percent to 37 percent margin, with 5 percent undecided. Fifty-two percent oppose the new health care reform plan he advocated while 42 percent support it, with 7 percent undecided.

New Hampshire

Public Policy Polling, July 23-25; Rasmussen Reports, July 12

2008 election: Obama 54 percent, McCain 44 percent

PPP says 49 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 47 percent disapprove, with 4 percent undecided. Voters are split at 47 percent each on the new health care reform plan, with 7 percent undecided.

Rasmussen says 57 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 46 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 42 percent approve. Fifty-four percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 48 percent "strongly" in favor) while 44 percent are opposed. Fifty-six percent disagree with the Justice Department decision to file a lawsuit against Arizona for its new immigration law while 37 percent agree, with 8 percent undecided.
New Jersey

Monmouth University, July 7-11

2008 election: Obama 57 percent, McCain 41 percent
Monmouth says 52 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 42 percent disapprove, with 6 percent undecided. Independents are evenly split.

New Mexico

Rasmussen Reports, June 3

2008 election: Obama 57 percent, McCain 42 percent

Rasmussen says 52 percent approve of Obama's performance while 48 percent do not. Fifty-two percent favor repealing the new health care reform law (with 40 percent "strongly" in favor) while 42 percent are opposed, with 6 percent undecided.

New York

Rasmussen Reports, July 20; Siena Research Institute, July 6-8

2008 election: Obama 63 percent, McCain 36 percent

Rasmussen says 53 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 45 percent disapprove. Fifty-six percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 41 percent "strongly" in favor) while 42 percent are opposed. Forty-seven percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 38 percent are opposed, with 16 percent undecided.

Siena says 60 percent see Obama favorably while 37 percent regard him unfavorably, with 3 percent undecided.

North Carolina

Rasmussen Reports, July 6

2008 election: Obama 49.7 percent, McCain 49.4 percent

Rasmussen says 59 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 49 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 41 percent approve. Sixty-four percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 55 percent "strongly" in favor) while 31 percent are opposed, with 4 percent undecided. Sixty-two percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 27 percent oppose it, with 11 percent undecided.

North Dakota
Rasmussen Reports, June 15-16
2008 election results: McCain 53 percent, Obama 44 percent
Rasmussen says 58 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 47 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 41 percent approve. Sixty-four percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 49 percent "strongly" in favor) while 31 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided.

Ohio


Rasmussen Reports, July 19; Public Policy Polling, June 26-27; Quinnipiac University, June 22-27

2008 election: Obama 51 percent, McCain 47 percent

Rasmussen says 54 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 46 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 46 percent approve. Fifty-nine percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 47 percent "strongly" in favor) while 35 percent oppose doing so, with 6 percent undecided. Fifty-eight percent disagree with the Justice Department decision to sue Arizona over its immigration law while 31 percent agree, with 11 percent undecided.

PPP says 54 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 42 percent approve with 4 percent undecided. Independents disapprove by a 58 percent to 33 percent margin, with 8 percent undecided. Fifty-three percent oppose the new health care reform law he advocated while 38 percent support it, with 9 percent undecided.

Quinnipiac says 49 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 45 percent approve with 6 percent undecided, about the same as in late April. Forty percent say Obama has been a better president than George W. Bush, 33 percent say he has been worse and 24 percent rate them about the same, with 3 percent undecided. Obama lost 4 points in the "better" column since late April. Voters are split on whether they will support a Senate candidate based on whether the candidate backs or opposes Obama. Forty-eight percent will vote for someone who will oppose Obama while 46 percent want a senator who will support him, with 6 percent undecided. Independents want a senator who will oppose Obama by a 50 percent to 41 percent margin, with 9 percent undecided. Fifty-four percent disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy while 41 percent approve, with 5 percent undecided. Fifty-five percent disapprove of the new health care reform law, while 36 percent approve, with 9 percent undecided. Thirty-six percent said it makes no difference to them in their vote for a member of Congress whether he or she supported the health care measure, while 38 percent said they'd be less likely to vote for that lawmaker and 22 percent said it would be more likely. "Given Ohio's key position in the Electoral College, the White House needs to keep a sharp eye on the President's numbers in the Buckeye State," said Quinnipiac's Peter Brown. "They aren't awful, but they aren't good either."

Oklahoma

Rasmussen Reports, July 28

2008 election: McCain 66 percent, Obama 34 percent

Rasmussen says 65 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 55 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 36 percent approve. Sixty-seven percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 58 percent "strongly" in favor) while 38 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided. Seventy-three percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 19 percent are opposed, with 8 percent undecided. Sixty-seven percent disagree with the Justice Department decision to sue Arizona over the law while 24 percent agree, with 9 percent undecided.

Oregon
Rasmussen Reports, July 26

2008 election: Obama 57 percent, McCain 40 percent

Rasmussen says 52 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 43 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 48 percent approve. Forty-eight percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law while 47 percent oppose doing so, with 5 percent undecided. Fifty-nine percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 30 percent are opposed, with 11 percent undecided. Fifty-five percent disagree with the Justice Department's decision to sue Arizona over the law while 33 percent agree, with 12 percent undecided.

Pennsylvania

Rasmussen Reports, July 27; Quinnipiac University, July 6-11

2008 election: Obama 54 percent, McCain 44 percent

Rasmussen says 54 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 45 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 46 percent approve.

Quinnipiac says 49 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing while 46 percent approve, with 5 percent undecided. Independents disapprove by 53 percent to 40 percent, with 8 percent undecided. Forty-seven percent would like to see Pennsylvania enact an immigration law similar to the one in Arizona while 34 percent are opposed, with 19 percent undecided. Forty-eight percent say Obama does not deserve to be re-elected while 42 percent believe he does, with 10 percent undecided. Independents don't believe he deserves to be elected by 51 percent to 35 percent, with 14 percent undecided. But part of voter sentiment is riding on who Obama's opponent would be. If the 2012 presidential election were being held now, 41 percent say they'd vote for whoever is the Republican while 40 percent would back Obama, with 12 percent saying it depends on who the GOP candidate is, while 7 percent are undecided. Voters disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy by 55 percent to 40 percent, with 5 percent undecided. Fifty-four percent disapprove of the new health care reform law while 37 percent support it, with 9 percent undecided.

PPP says 50 percent disapprove of Obama's performance while 43 percent approve with 7 percent undecided. Independents disapprove by a 61 percent to 32 percent margin, with 7 percent undecided. Fifty-one percent disapprove of the health care reform measure he signed into law while 40 percent approve, with 10 percent undecided. Fifty percent oppose enacting an Arizona-like immigration law while 35 percent favor doing so, with 15 percent undecided.

Rhode Island

Rasmussen Reports, July 21

2008 election: Obama 63 percent, McCain 35 percent

Rasmussen says voters are divided at 50 percent each as to whether or not they approve of Obama's performance. Forty-nine percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law while 45 percent are opposed, with 6 percent undecided. Fifty-three percent support enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 36 percent are opposed, with 12 percent undecided. Fifty percent disagree with the Justice Department decision to sue Arizona over the law, while 41 percent agree and 9 percent are undecided.

South Carolina

Rasmussen Reports, June 23

2008 election: McCain 54 percent, Obama 45 percent
Rasmussen says 57 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 47 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 42 percent approve. Fifty-seven percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 48 percent "strongly" in favor) while 37 percent oppose doing so, with 6 percent undecided. Independents oppose the plan by a 55 percent to 33 percent margin, with 11 percent undecided.

South Dakota
Rasmussen Reports, July 6

2008 election: McCain 53 percent, Obama 45 percent

Rasmussen says 59 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 46 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 40 percent approve. Sixty-two percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 49 percent "strongly" in favor) while 34 percent are opposed, with 4 percent undecided. Sixty-eight percent back enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 19 percent are opposed, with 12 percent undecided.

Tennessee

Rasmussen Reports
, June 15

2008 elections: McCain 57 percent, Obama 42 percent

Rasmussen says 57 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing (with 47 percent "strongly" disapproving), while 42 percent approve. Sixty-three percent favor the repeal of the new health care reform law (with 55 percent "strongly" in favor) while 40 percent do not, with 7 percent undecided. Sixty percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 19 percent do not, with 21 percent undecided.

Texas
Rasmussen Reports, July 13

2008 election: McCain 55 percent, Obama 44 percent

Rasmussen says 63 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 56 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 37 percent approve. Sixty-six percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 55 percent "strongly" in favor) while 30 percent are opposed, with 3 percent undecided. Sixty-four percent disagree with the Justice Department decision to sue Arizona over its immigration law while 28 percent agree, with 9 percent undecided.

Utah
Rasmussen Reports, June 23

2008 election: McCain 62 percent, Obama 34 percent
Rasmussen says 63 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 50 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 33 percent approve. Sixty-six percent want to repeal the new health care reform law (with 56 percent "strongly" in favor of doing so while 30 percent are opposed, with 4 percent undecided. Fifty-eight percent back enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 25 percent are opposed, with 16 percent undecided.

Vermont

Rasmussen Reports, June 17

2008 elections: Obama 67 percent, McCain 30 percent

Rasmussen says 62 percent approve of Obama's performance (with 40 percent "strongly" approving) while 37 percent do not. Fifty-two percent are opposed to repeal of the new health care law (with 41 percent "strongly" opposed) while 41 percent favor doing so, with 7 percent undecided.

Virginia
Rasmussen Reports, July 18

2008 election: Obama 53 percent, McCain 46 percent

Rasmussen says 50 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 40 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 49 percent approve. Fifty-six percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 42 percent "strongly" in favor) while 41 percent are opposed. Fifty-one percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 34 percent are opposed, with 15 percent undecided. Forty-eight percent disagree with the Justice Department decision to sue Arizona over the law while 38 percent agree, with 14 percent undecided.

Washington State

Rasmussen Reports, July 28

2008 election: Obama 57 percent, McCain 40 percent

Rasmussen says 50 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 49 percent disapprove.

West Virginia

Rasmussen Reports
, July 22

Election 2008: McCain 56 percent, Obama 43 percent

Rasmussen says 67 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 55 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 32 percent approve. Sixty-four percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 52 percent "strongly" in favor while 30 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided. Sixty-five percent favor enactment of an Arizona-like immigration law while 20 percent are opposed, with 15 percent undecided. Voters disagree by a similar margin with the Justice Department decision to sue Arizona over the law.

Wisconsin

Rasmussen Reports, July 27

2008 election: Obama 56 percent, McCain 42 percent

Rasmussen says that 51 percent approve of the job Obama is doing while 48 percent disapprove.

Wyoming

Rasmussen Reports, June 22

2008 election: McCain 65 percent, Obama 33 percent

Rasmussen says 70 percent disapprove of Obama's performance (with 57 percent "strongly" disapproving) while 30 percent approve. Sixty-eight percent favor repeal of the new health care reform law (with 57 percent "strongly" in favor) while 28 percent are opposed, with 5 percent undecided. Seventy percent favor enactment of an Arizona-style immigration law while 21 percent are opposed, with 8 percent undecided.
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BUFF003

I did not vote for Obama. Those of you who did, I hope your happy. Most of you thought everything was going to be FREE. No house payments , free medical, free food. Guess what, after all the bail outs and the ObamaCare it is running this country you say you love so much into ruin. You appose the Arizone Immagration Law? God help you, Obama will not. Our taxes are going up to pay for all his mistakes and the miscalculations of everyone around him. If the Military were allowed to speak out do you really think they would honor THIS Commander-in-Chief? Guess again.

August 02 2010 at 2:09 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
flimbird

I didn't vote for him the firsr time and will not vote for him in 2012....
I read all his books and felt strongly that his plan was to "spread the wealth" and socialize this country....I like most everything he TALKS about...just don't like what he DOES. flimbird

August 01 2010 at 10:14 PM Report abuse +13 rate up rate down Reply
Patricia Adams

It seems the extremely high welfare states are the largest supporters of Obama policy. Being a born and raised Californian, transplanted to Oklahoma due to employement, I really see the welfare mentality in these ratings. Hurts my heart to see the gimme free atitudes mostly from my own generation.

August 01 2010 at 10:08 PM Report abuse +16 rate up rate down Reply
Kenneth

These polls are evident of an inexperienced president during a time when experience is important. He has brought in people on his staff that are suppose to advise him. It is apparent that his advisers know less then he does.Nothing has been done to help move this economy in the right direction. They are stuck on the trial and error system with more errors then direct hits.What I find funny that the democrats just keep approving one lame bill after another.Right now he is driving the bus off the cliff and the rest of the democrats are enjoying the ride asking if they can go again.

August 01 2010 at 9:39 PM Report abuse +14 rate up rate down Reply
Daniel

It is my opinion that Obama hasn't done the job he was elected to do. What is fact is that the desision to allow illegal immigration to continue and to sue the state that decides to take action against these crimanals is obsurd. I belive this coupled with other bad decisions this administration has made will cost him his next term, as it should.

August 01 2010 at 9:21 PM Report abuse +15 rate up rate down Reply
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Bobbie Fletcher

Rasmussan polls aren't worth the paper they are printed on. I don't even take the time to read them. My question is why so many so call "reputable news outlets continue to use them. You will never see President Obama up in a Rasmussan poll. Rasmussan is a tool for the Republican Tea Party, no more, no less. Move on, find a more creditable poll to read.

August 01 2010 at 8:53 PM Report abuse -18 rate up rate down Reply
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wgarrwafa

It would be helpful if these polls included some demographic information--age, gender, educational level, political affiliation, etc.--regarding the respondents. The number of respondents and the margin of error would also be helpful information. This is usually done to show an attempt to eliminate bias. Still, this information might be a bit useful. It seems that President Obama remains popular in several states with large electoral votes, such as California, New York, and Illinois. In the end, it is the electoral votes that count. This is information favoring President Obama that conservatives choose to ignore, I guess.

August 23 2010 at 7:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
papados229

MR OBAMA NEEDS TO LOOK AT THE POLS AND SEE THE HAND WRITIN ON THE WALL AND DO THE THINGS THAT THE PEOPLE WONT NOT WHAT HE WONTS

August 01 2010 at 8:37 PM Report abuse +13 rate up rate down Reply
Chris

"50% of all Americans "Strongly" disapprove of Obama's performance" If this were a Republican that would be all the press talked about, but you see how much this is brought up by them with Obama in the Whitehouse.

August 01 2010 at 8:29 PM Report abuse +19 rate up rate down Reply
Madylon

Anyone who know anything about polls and studies, knows that it can be twisted and worded so that it says anything you want it to say. This writer did not do the poll
and the president does not pass all these laws. Look at your senators and congressmen. Right now big business says they will lay people off if we don't renew the tax credits for them. Well they have had these cuts for a few years, and they still laid people off. So wake up and smell the coffee. The plan is to have big business run the country. I think the mafia would have done a better job then our congress and senators. At least they looked after family.

August 01 2010 at 8:21 PM Report abuse -16 rate up rate down Reply
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marymeade2

Layoff's occured due to the economy tanking. Small, medium and large companies do not hire when consumers aren't consuming and they are holding off hiring because of the uncertainty in the market. It has nothing to do with the tax cuts or wanting big business run the country, whatever you mean by that! Our country works because of consumerism.

August 02 2010 at 12:37 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
onesmalli

When ask i'm sure you will find 47% of the respondents to this so called poll get 90% of their opinions from the oxy-conservative talking heads that get payed millions to oppose any and everything Thee President does . Who are these people any way? None of them seem to be able to see past their biasses(sp?) Whats going to be the beef when things improve? President Obama warned us from the start that things would be just a bit uncomfortable for moment, more so for some than others, but give time and faith those things would improve. Looking forward things are looking up, eventually jobs will be available again if the profit takers reinvest a fraction of the windfalls they made.
Sure Thee President could do a lot better than he has, and if given the chance without unwarranted hostility he will. The economy will improve, some of the changes will make better sense to us and we move on to the next cycle. Let us wait for 18 more months or at least to the end of the first term. Be encouraged....

August 01 2010 at 8:05 PM Report abuse -21 rate up rate down Reply

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