When it comes to his job approval ratings, President Obama has a clear homecourt advantage.
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Polling results released today by Gallup show that while Obama's approval numbers are sliding nationwide, the president is still quite popular in some parts of the country. In Washington D.C., Obama has a sky-high approval rating of 85%. In Illinois, where Obama lived for several years, he boasts a 54% approval rating. And in Hawaii, the president's home state, 68% of adults approve of his job performance. Birthers may be disappointed to learn that Kenya was not included in Gallup's survey.
Obama's also doing well in Delaware (where 62% approve), Maryland (60%), New York (57%), Connecticut (57%), and California (56%). All in all, respondents in 15 states gave Obama an approval rating of over 50%.