Poll: Obama Really Popular…In Two Deep-Red States

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January 22, 2009 11:56 a.m.
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President Obama’s isn’t just coming into office with really highly popularity nationwide — he’s apparently coming into office with really high popularity in states he lost by landslides last November.

Here are his approval ratings in two deep-red states, from Rasmussen:

• Texas: Approve 62%, Disapprove 35%. This includes 41% strong approval, and 19% strong disapproval.

• Tennessee: Approve 60%, Disapprove 35%. This includes 39% strong approval, and 21% strong disapproval.

For reference, John McCain carried Texas by a 55%-44% margin, and won Tennessee by 57%-42%.

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