The Scan — February 12, 2014

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Feb. 11, 2014, 4:26 p.m.

A chart of the three most re­cent Obama job ap­prov­al polls taken in each state, if ap­plic­able. (Note: the date lis­ted was the fi­nal day on which each poll was con­duc­ted.)

STATE APP DIS POLL­STER DATE SAMPLE +/- SPREAD AL 37% 61% Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/28 600 Adl 4.0 -24 - 40 58 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 8/27 600 Adl 4.0 -18 - 42 56 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 7/19 600 Adl 4.0 -14 AK — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —- AZ 49 44 ASU/KAET-TV 9/27 724 RVs 3.6 + 5 - 47 47 PPP (D) (IVR) 9/21 617 RVs 3.9 0 - 46 53 Rasmussen (IVR) 7/21 500 LVs 4.4 - 7 AR 37 62 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/28 500 LVs 4.4 -25 - 40 56 PPP (D) (IVR) 8/24 784 RVs 3.5 -16 - 42 54 Talk Biz Quart. 7/15 600 LVs 4.0 -12 CA 60 31 Field Poll 10/5 1005 RVs 3.1 +29 - 62 33 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/28 600 Adl 4.0 +29 - 60 39 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/23 500 LVs 4.4 +21 CO 48 47 Tar­rance Grp (R) 9/17 500 LVs 4.4 + 1 - 48 52 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/15 500 LVs 4.4 - 4 - 49 47 PPP (D) (IVR) 8/16 969 RVs 3.1 + 2 CT 57 36 Quin­nipi­ac Univ. 9/14 921 RVs 3.2 +21 - 59 39 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/10 500 LVs 4.4 +20 - 63 32 Quin­nipi­ac Univ. 7/20 1499 RVs 2.5 +31 DE 54 45 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/30 500 LVs 4.4 + 9 - 62 24 Susque­hanna (R) 4/30 500 RVs 4.4 +38 - 63 31 PPP (D) (IVR) 3/8 787 RVs 3.5 +32 DC — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —- FL 48 46 Quin­nipi­ac Univ. 10/18 1078 RVs 3.0 + 2 - 47 48 Quin­nipi­ac Univ. 8/17 1136 RVs 2.9 - 1 - 45 50 POS (R) 8/5 600 LVs 4.0 - 5 GA 45 54 Rasmussen (IVR) 8/19 1200 LVs 2.8 - 9 - 54 46 Rasmussen (IVR) 4/23 500 LVs 4.4 + 8 - 54 50 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 4/13 500 Adl 4.4 +14 HI — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —- ID — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —- IL 56 44 Rasmussen (IVR) 10/14 500 LVs 4.4 +12 - 63 35 SIUC Si­mon Inst. 10/9 800 RVs 3.5 +28 - 59 33 Tribune/WGN 8/31 700 RVs 3.7 +26 IN 61 36 Hamilton Cam (D) 4/26 800 LVs 3.5 +25 IA 46 48 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/28 600 Adl 4.0 - 2 - 48 49 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/22 500 LVs 4.4 - 1 - 53 41 Des Moines Reg. 9/16 802 Adl 3.5 +12 KS 39 57 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/28 600 Adl 4.0 -18 - 45 51 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 8/27 600 Adl 4.0 - 6 - 41 53 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 7/19 600 Adl 4.0 -12 KY 47 53 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/30 500 LVs 4.4 - 6 - 39 57 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/28 600 Adl 4.0 -18 - 36 61 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 8/27 600 Adl 4.0 -25 LA 41 59 Rasmussen (IVR) 10/5 500 LVs 4.4 -18 - 44 50 PPP (D) (IVR) 7/19 727 RVs 3.7 - 6 ME 49 41 PPP (D) (IVR) 10/19 1130 LVs 2.9 + 8 - 58 38 Pan Atl SMS 10/7 401 LVs 4.9 +20 - 62 34 Dem Corps (D) 9/27 808 RVs 3.4 +28 MD — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —- MA 58 41 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/8 800 LVs 3.5 +17 - 59 43 Rasmussen (IVR) 8/20 500 LVs 4.4 +16 - 63 36 Rasmussen (IVR) 6/24 500 LVs 4.4 +27 MI 52 48 Rasmussen (IVR) 8/19 500 Adl 4.4 + 4 - 57 42 Det News/WXYZ 6/28 600 AVs 4.0 +15 - 59 39 Rasmussen (IVR) 6/15 500 Adl 4.4 +20 MN 55 40 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/28 600 Adl 4.0 +15 - 51 34 Minny STrib 9/24 1000 Adl 3.1 +17 - 53 44 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 8/27 600 Adl 4.0 + 9 MS — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —- MO 44 54 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/28 600 Adl 4.0 -10 - 44 56 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/21 500 LVs 4.4 -12 - 48 50 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 8/27 600 Adl 4.0 - 2 MT — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —- NE — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —- NV 46 53 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/14 500 LVs 4.4 - 7 NH 55 40 UNH Sur­vey Ctr 10/2 503 Adl 4.4 +15 - 34 57 AMR (R) 9/29 600 Adl 4.0 -23 - 50 50 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/14 500 LVs 4.4 0 NJ 53 46 Rasmussen (IVR) 10/19 750 LVs 3.6 + 7 - 53 39 Mon­mouth Univ. 10/18 1004 LVs 3.1 +14 - 57 43 Rasmussen (IVR) 10/14 750 LVs 3.6 +14 NM 50 45 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/28 600 Adl 4.0 + 5 - 53 37 Alb. Journ­al 9/10 402 RVs 4.9 +16 - 52 46 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 8/27 600 Adl 4.0 + 6 NY 62 32 Quin­nipi­ac Univ. 10/19 2367 RVs 2.0 +30 - 63 33 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/28 600 Adl 4.0 +30 - 61 38 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/22 500 LVs 4.4 +23 NC 45 49 PPP (D) (IVR) 10/4 683 RVs 3.7 - 4 - 44 53 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/30 600 Adl 4.0 - 9 - 47 52 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/15 500 LVs 4.4 - 5 ND — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —- OH 48 50 Rasmussen (IVR) 9/23 500 LVs 4.4 - 2 - 53 42 Quin­nipi­ac Univ. 9/13 1074 RVs 3.0 +11 - 49 44 Quin­nipi­ac Univ. 7/1 1259 RVs 2.8 + 5 OK 38 56 PPP (D) (IVR) 5/17 715 RVs 3.7 -18 OR 59 37 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/28 600 Adl 4.0 +22 - 54 39 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 8/27 600 Adl 4.0 +15 - 54 42 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 7/19 600 Adl 4.0 +12 PA 51 48 Rasmussen (IVR) 10/13 1000 LVs 3.1 + 3 - 50 37 Susque­hanna (R) 10/12 700 RVs 3.7 +13 - 49 42 Quin­nipi­ac Univ. 9/28 1100 RVs 3.0 + 7 RI — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —- SC — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —- SD 62 29 Dakota Wes­ley­an 4/6 413 Adl 4.8 +33 TN 46 48 MTSU 10/10 716 Adl 3.7 - 2 - 51 46 Rasmussen (IVR) 3/16 500 LVs 4.4 + 5 - 53 27 MTSU 2/28 629 Adl 3.9 +26 TX 47 51 Rasmussen (IVR) 7/15 1000 LVs 3.1 - 4 - 68 30 TX Ly­ceum 6/12 860 Adl 3.3 +38 - 49 40 POS (R) 4/26 800 RVs 3.5 + 9 UT 53 43 Deser­et News/KSL 4/27 254 Adl 6.1 +10 - 51 43 Deser­et News/KSL 3/18 400 Adl 4.9 + 8 VT — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —- VA 47 43 Clarus Res. Grp. 10/19 605 RVs 4.0 + 4 - 53 47 Rasmussen (IVR) 10/12 500 LVs 4.4 + 6 - 53 46 Wash­ing­ton Post 10/7 1001 LVs 3.1 + 7 WA 53 42 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/28 600 Adl. 4.0 +11 - 51 46 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 8/27 600 Adl. 4.0 + 5 - 56 41 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 7/19 600 Adl. 4.0 +15 WV 45 51 Mark Blaken­ship 8/30 400 RVs 4.9 - 6 - 39 50 PPP (D) (IVR) 5/27 1366 RVs 2.7 -11 WI 57 40 WI Policy Inst. 9/29 700 Adl. 3.7 +17 - 47 47 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 9/28 600 Adl. 4.0 0 - 45 50 Sur­vey­USA (IVR) 8/27 600 Adl. 4.0 - 5 WY — — ———————— ——- —— —- —- —-
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