President Barack Obama's highest approval rating last year came in Washington, D.C. and his childhood stomping grounds of Hawaii while residents in Utah and Wyoming were most apt to disapprove of his job performance, according to findings from Gallup released Monday.
At 82.4 percent, Obama's top approval rating for 2012 was in the District of Columbia, easily eclipsing Hawaii at 64.2 percent. Rounding out the top five were Vermont (59.1 percent), Maryland (58.2 percent) and New York (57.9 percent).
The President's approval rating of 27.9 percent in Utah was the lowest, barely edging Wyoming (28.5 percent) for the distinction. Alaska (31.4 percent), West Virginia (32.6 percent) and North Dakota (32.9 percent) comprised the remainder of the bottom five.
Obama's average nationwide approval rating for 2012 was 48 percent, according to Gallup, a 4-point bump from the previous year.