Utah gave President Barack Obama his lowest approval rating in the nation in 2011 and in the past year it only dipped further, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.
Tracking polls in 2012 revealed that only 27.9 percent of Utah residents approve of the president, down from 28.6 percent in 2011. On the flip side, Obama received an 84.2 percent rating in the District of Columbiathe highest in the nation. Nationwide, the president received a 48 percent approval rating.
The poll largely matches a state-by-state breakdown of 2012 election results. So it should come as no surprise that deeply conservative Utah also gave the president his lowest election tally, which was 24.8 percent. It didn't help that he was up against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a prominent Mormon.