I live in a red state. Moving beyond the racists, he's been supported by pretty much everyone I've run across since he was elected. Until recently.
I think most people want our President to succeed regardless of party affiliation. After all, if he does, it's generally better for everyone. In Obama's case, I think he rec'd more support because of race. I know the last thing I wanted to hear was "Well, what did we expect from a N?" The left is quick to play the race card. There is/was no reason to add fuel to that or to the racist claims that were inevitable. Because of this, I feel he was supported, and given much more leeway, than previous presidents.