Barack Obama is really unpopular with Pa's neighbors to the south. He would lose to the GOP front-runners by double-digits (as he did to John McCain in 2008), and part of what's dragging him down is his sub-50% approval rating with voters in his own party -- and recall, it is a Democratic state.
The numbers are so bad they may even be hauling down acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who faces a special election Oct. 4.
From Public Policy Polling:
It's hard to believe West Virginia was reliably Democratic at the Presidential level as recently as the 1990s. Barack Obama's approval rating there is 32% with 62% of voters disapproving of him. Out of 45 states where PPP has polled on Obama in 2010 and 2011 the only place where he has worse numbers is Wyoming.