The latest state-by-state listing of President Bush's approval rating is out, and Missouri is the (supposed) Red State with the lowest regard for the president's job performance.
The poll, conducted in Missouri for KSDK-TV in St. Louis and KCTV-TV in Kansas City, has Bush's approval rating at 29 percent. No other state that Bush carried in 2004 registers so low. Here, see it for yourself.
Missouri's approval for the president is 40th in the country, by the way. In the lowest fifth. Down there with California, where Bush's approval rating is 28 percent.
The president's weighted average across the country is 33 percent approval. Missouri may be a bellwether state in this regard.