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Obama approval ratings still very high in Hawaii

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A poll out on Monday shows President Obama's approval rating at 49% nationally for the first half of 2010. Here in Hawaii the commander-in-chief is racking up much higher numbers.

The Punahou grad is getting a 68% approval rating, which is the highest state rating in the country. Residents of the District of Columbia gave the president an 85% approval rating. Delaware, the home state of VP Joe Biden, gives Obama a 62% rating.

On the opposite end, his lowest approval ratings came from Wyoming residents with 29%. Utah, West Virginia and Idaho came in with 34%. Data for the Gallup poll was collected from January to June.

Democrat Barack Obama won the popular vote in Hawaii by 72% against Republican John McCain, who got 27% in the 2008 presidential election. The president won the District of Columbia by 93%. Wyoming was McCain's 2008 stronghold, with the Arizona senator besting Obama 65% to 33%.

Top ten states for Obama approval ratings:

  1. District of Columbia 85%
  2. Hawaii 68%
  3. Delaware 62%
  4. Maryland 60%
  5. New York 57%
  6. Connecticut 57%
  7. California 56%
  8. Rhode Island 56%
  9. Massachusetts 56%
  10. Illinois 54%

Bottom ten states for Obama approval ratings:

  1. Wyoming 29%
  2. Utah 34%
  3. West Virginia 34%
  4. Idaho 34%
  5. Oklahoma 37%
  6. Alaska 38%
  7. Montana 38%
  8. Arkansas 40%
  9. Kentucky 38%
  10. Tennessee 41%, New Hampshire 41%, Alabama 41%, Missouri 41%

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