The state-level findings help to reveal where Obama is, relatively, better positioned as we enter this presidential election year, and where he faces an even bigger challenge than he does nationwide. Our data, based on more than 179,000 interviews conducted in 2011, also reveal that Obama's approval rating declined in most states compared to 2010.
Over the next several weeks, we will continue to report state-level findings on several other key political, economic, and wellbeing metrics.
Here's the tentative schedule:
Thursday, Feb. 2: Political party identification by state
Friday, Feb. 3: Ideology by state
Monday, Feb. 6: Economic Confidence Index by state
Wednesday, Feb. 8: Job Creation Index by state
Friday, Feb. 10: Underemployment by state
Update: Monday, Feb. 14: Government employment by state
We'll follow this first round with another round of state-level findings on key wellbeing metrics, including obesity and health insurance rates by states.
Additionally, we're always interested in what our readers would like to see us explore at the state level. Feel free to browse our daily tracking metrics to let us know if there are metrics on which you would like to see a state-level report.
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