According to a recent Gallup poll, approval of President Donald Trump exceeds 50 percent in only 12 states at this stage of his first term. At the same time in President Barack Obama's first term, his approval ratings were above 50 percent in 41 states.
Trump averaged 50% or higher approval in 12 states in total, primarily in the states where he received the most votes in the 2016 election. In addition to West Virginia, the states where at least half the respondents approved of Trump included several western states (Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Alaska), several southern states (Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas) and two Midwestern states (North and South Dakota).
Altogether, Trump received approval ratings above his 38% national average in 33 states and below it in 17.