During his first week of presidency, Barack Obama had nearly a 70 percent approval rating nationwide. We're more than a month out and his rating has dipping by more than double digits in many states.
As if we should be surprised: Minnesotans still love him.
The number of respondents who had not yet formed an opinion about Obama's performance across all states surveyed dropped from 13 percent in January to just 5 percent in February. In between, Obama signed into law the controversial American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - legislation that unified nearly all Republicans on Capitol Hill in opposition to the purported stimulus package.In Minnesota, his approval fell by just 2 points during the past month: 64 percent to 62 percent. That's the smallest drop in any of the states polled. Minnesotans expressing disapproval went up by 11 points. Minnesota (-13 points) and Iowa (-15) had the lowest net approval drop. The 14-state average was 23.9 points.
Approval for Obama declined from 68 percent in January to 59 percent in February across the 14 states polled by SurveyUSA: Alabama, California, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Support dropped by double digits in five of these states, including Wisconsin (-10 points) and the Democratic strongholds of California (-14) and Massachusetts (-12).
Read the full report about the other states here.