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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 8/18/05
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 8/18/05
08/05 Net 08/05
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# State U.S. Senator Party SR/JR Approve Disapprove
1 ME Snowe, Olympia R SR 77% 18% 59% Senator Approval Tracked for Snowe, Olympia
2 ME Collins, Susan R JR 74% 21% 53% Senator Approval Tracked for Collins, Susan
3 IL Obama, Barack D JR 71% 20% 51% Senator Approval Tracked for Obama, Barack
4 ND Dorgan, Byron D JR 70% 24% 46% Senator Approval Tracked for Dorgan, Byron
4 AZ McCain, John R SR 69% 23% 46% Senator Approval Tracked for McCain, John
6 DE Carper, Thomas D JR 66% 22% 44% Senator Approval Tracked for Carper, Thomas
6 VT Leahy, Patrick D SR 68% 24% 44% Senator Approval Tracked for Leahy, Patrick
6 CT Lieberman, Joseph D JR 68% 24% 44% Senator Approval Tracked for Lieberman, Joseph
6 ND Conrad, Kent D SR 69% 25% 44% Senator Approval Tracked for Conrad, Kent
10 SD Johnson, Tim D SR 67% 24% 43% Senator Approval Tracked for Johnson, Tim
11 HI Inouye, Daniel D SR 66% 24% 42% Senator Approval Tracked for Inouye, Daniel
11 WV Rockefeller, Jay D JR 67% 25% 42% Senator Approval Tracked for Rockefeller, Jay
13 ID Crapo, Michael R JR 64% 24% 40% Senator Approval Tracked for Crapo, Michael
13 RI Reed, Jack D SR 65% 25% 40% Senator Approval Tracked for Reed, Jack
15 AK Stevens, Ted R SR 65% 25% 40% Senator Approval Tracked for Stevens, Ted
16 IN Bayh, Evan D JR 63% 24% 39% Senator Approval Tracked for Bayh, Evan
16 NM Domenici, Pete R SR 64% 25% 39% Senator Approval Tracked for Domenici, Pete
16 WY Enzi, Michael R JR 62% 23% 39% Senator Approval Tracked for Enzi, Michael
16 VT Jeffords, James I JR 64% 25% 39% Senator Approval Tracked for Jeffords, James
20 IA Grassley, Charles R SR 64% 27% 37% Senator Approval Tracked for Grassley, Charles
21 WV Byrd, Robert D SR 65% 29% 36% Senator Approval Tracked for Byrd, Robert
21 NE Nelson, Ben D JR 63% 27% 36% Senator Approval Tracked for Nelson, Ben
23 WY Thomas, Craig R SR 60% 25% 35% Senator Approval Tracked for Thomas, Craig
24 DE Biden, Joseph D SR 64% 30% 34% Senator Approval Tracked for Biden, Joseph
24 MD Mikulski, Barbara D JR 63% 29% 34% Senator Approval Tracked for Mikulski, Barbara
24 NE Hagel, Chuck R SR 61% 27% 34% Senator Approval Tracked for Hagel, Chuck
27 NM Bingaman, Jeff D JR 59% 26% 33% Senator Approval Tracked for Bingaman, Jeff
27 CT Dodd, Christopher D SR 61% 28% 33% Senator Approval Tracked for Dodd, Christopher
29 IN Lugar, Richard R SR 59% 27% 32% Senator Approval Tracked for Lugar, Richard
30 MT Baucus, Max D SR 61% 30% 31% Senator Approval Tracked for Baucus, Max
30 AL Shelby, Richard R SR 60% 29% 31% Senator Approval Tracked for Shelby, Richard
32 ID Craig, Larry R SR 60% 30% 30% Senator Approval Tracked for Craig, Larry
32 NH Gregg, Judd R SR 57% 27% 30% Senator Approval Tracked for Gregg, Judd
32 OR Wyden, Ron D SR 58% 28% 30% Senator Approval Tracked for Wyden, Ron
35 MS Cochran, Thad R SR 58% 29% 29% Senator Approval Tracked for Cochran, Thad
36 UT Bennett, Robert R JR 55% 27% 28% Senator Approval Tracked for Bennett, Robert
36 TX Hutchison, Kay R SR 57% 29% 28% Senator Approval Tracked for Hutchison, Kay
36 MA Kennedy, Edward D SR 61% 33% 28% Senator Approval Tracked for Kennedy, Edward
36 MS Lott, Trent R JR 60% 32% 28% Senator Approval Tracked for Lott, Trent
40 SC Graham, Lindsey R SR 57% 30% 27% Senator Approval Tracked for Graham, Lindsey
40 VA Warner, John R SR 57% 30% 27% Senator Approval Tracked for Warner, John
42 NY Clinton, Hillary D JR 61% 35% 26% Senator Approval Tracked for Clinton, Hillary
42 LA Vitter, David R JR 57% 31% 26% Senator Approval Tracked for Vitter, David
44 KS Roberts, Pat R JR 55% 30% 25% Senator Approval Tracked for Roberts, Pat
44 NY Schumer, Charles D SR 57% 32% 25% Senator Approval Tracked for Schumer, Charles
46 HI Akaka, Daniel D JR 56% 32% 24% Senator Approval Tracked for Akaka, Daniel
46 CO Salazar, Ken D JR 57% 33% 24% Senator Approval Tracked for Salazar, Ken
48 MO Bond, Kit R SR 55% 32% 23% Senator Approval Tracked for Bond, Kit
49 NV Ensign, John R JR 53% 31% 22% Senator Approval Tracked for Ensign, John
49 IA Harkin, Tom D JR 55% 33% 22% Senator Approval Tracked for Harkin, Tom
49 UT Hatch, Orrin R SR 55% 33% 22% Senator Approval Tracked for Hatch, Orrin
49 WI Kohl, Herb D SR 55% 33% 22% Senator Approval Tracked for Kohl, Herb
49 NV Reid, Harry D SR 57% 35% 22% Senator Approval Tracked for Reid, Harry
54 AR Pryor, Mark D JR 53% 32% 21% Senator Approval Tracked for Pryor, Mark
54 AL Sessions, Jeff R JR 55% 34% 21% Senator Approval Tracked for Sessions, Jeff
56 TN Alexander, Lamar R JR 53% 33% 20% Senator Approval Tracked for Alexander, Lamar
56 NC Dole, Elizabeth R SR 54% 34% 20% Senator Approval Tracked for Dole, Elizabeth
56 CA Feinstein, Dianne D SR 54% 34% 20% Senator Approval Tracked for Feinstein, Dianne
56 MD Sarbanes, Paul D SR 50% 30% 20% Senator Approval Tracked for Sarbanes, Paul
60 VA Allen, George R JR 52% 33% 19% Senator Approval Tracked for Allen, George
61 RI Chafee, Lincoln R JR 55% 37% 18% Senator Approval Tracked for Chafee, Lincoln
61 MI Levin, Carl D SR 52% 34% 18% Senator Approval Tracked for Levin, Carl
61 AR Lincoln, Blanche D SR 52% 34% 18% Senator Approval Tracked for Lincoln, Blanche
61 OR Smith, Gordon R JR 52% 34% 18% Senator Approval Tracked for Smith, Gordon
65 CO Allard, Wayne R SR 50% 33% 17% Senator Approval Tracked for Allard, Wayne
65 FL Nelson, Bill D SR 48% 31% 17% Senator Approval Tracked for Nelson, Bill
67 WI Feingold, Russell D JR 54% 38% 16% Senator Approval Tracked for Feingold, Russell
67 KY McConnell, Mitch R SR 51% 35% 16% Senator Approval Tracked for McConnell, Mitch
67 SD Thune, John R JR 55% 39% 16% Senator Approval Tracked for Thune, John
67 GA Isakson, Johnny R JR 49% 33% 16% Senator Approval Tracked for Isakson, Johnny
67 AZ Kyl, Jon R JR 49% 33% 16% Senator Approval Tracked for Kyl, Jon
72 WA Murray, Patty D SR 52% 37% 15% Senator Approval Tracked for Murray, Patty
73 NC Burr, Richard R JR 45% 32% 13% Senator Approval Tracked for Burr, Richard
73 GA Chambliss, Saxby R SR 48% 35% 13% Senator Approval Tracked for Chambliss, Saxby
73 MA Kerry, John D JR 53% 40% 13% Senator Approval Tracked for Kerry, John
76 SC DeMint, Jim R JR 48% 36% 12% Senator Approval Tracked for DeMint, Jim
76 LA Landrieu, Mary D SR 52% 40% 12% Senator Approval Tracked for Landrieu, Mary
76 NH Sununu, John R JR 49% 37% 12% Senator Approval Tracked for Sununu, John
79 KS Brownback, Sam R SR 49% 38% 11% Senator Approval Tracked for Brownback, Sam
79 KY Bunning, Jim R JR 48% 37% 11% Senator Approval Tracked for Bunning, Jim
79 OK Inhofe, James R SR 48% 37% 11% Senator Approval Tracked for Inhofe, James
82 CA Boxer, Barbara D JR 49% 39% 10% Senator Approval Tracked for Boxer, Barbara
82 WA Cantwell, Maria D JR 47% 37% 10% Senator Approval Tracked for Cantwell, Maria
82 IL Durbin, Richard D SR 47% 37% 10% Senator Approval Tracked for Durbin, Richard
85 PA Specter, Arlen R SR 49% 40% 9% Senator Approval Tracked for Specter, Arlen
85 MO Talent, Jim R JR 48% 39% 9% Senator Approval Tracked for Talent, Jim
87 MN Coleman, Norm R JR 49% 41% 8% Senator Approval Tracked for Coleman, Norm
87 TN Frist, Bill R SR 49% 41% 8% Senator Approval Tracked for Frist, Bill
87 MI Stabenow, Debbie D JR 46% 38% 8% Senator Approval Tracked for Stabenow, Debbie
90 TX Cornyn, John R JR 43% 36% 7% Senator Approval Tracked for Cornyn, John
90 MN Dayton, Mark D SR 46% 39% 7% Senator Approval Tracked for Dayton, Mark
92 MT Burns, Conrad R JR 48% 42% 6% Senator Approval Tracked for Burns, Conrad
92 NJ Corzine, Jon D SR 46% 40% 6% Senator Approval Tracked for Corzine, Jon
92 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D JR 43% 37% 6% Senator Approval Tracked for Lautenberg, Frank
95 AK Murkowski, Lisa R JR 48% 43% 5% Senator Approval Tracked for Murkowski, Lisa
96 OH Voinovich, George R JR 45% 44% 1% Senator Approval Tracked for Voinovich, George
97 OH DeWine, Mike R SR 42% 43% -1% Senator Approval Tracked for DeWine, Mike
97 FL Martinez, Mel R JR 41% 42% -1% Senator Approval Tracked for Martinez, Mel
99 OK Coburn, Tom R JR 42% 44% -2% Senator Approval Tracked for Coburn, Tom
100 PA Santorum, Rick R JR 42% 46% -4% Senator Approval Tracked for Santorum, Rick
Average 56% 32% 24%  
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