The national numbers are almost as bad for Bush. SurveyUSA found that 41 percent of voters across the country approve of the job he is doing, while 56 percent disapprove. In only 12 states do the President's supporters outnumber his detractors. Utah is the most pro-Bush state, with 61 percent of residents giving his White House tenure the thumbs up.
Residents in 14 states gave the President lower approval ratings than Minnesotans, including Ohio and Arkansas, both of which Bush carried in 2004. Ohio, owing to its size and electoral votes, is particularly striking. Just 38 percent of residents indicated that they approved of the job the President is doing, while 60 percent disapproved.