APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 12/13/05
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 12/13/05
12/13/06 Net 12/05 Tracking
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove Approval
1 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 75% 22% 53% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
2 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 74% 21% 53% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
3 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 71% 23% 48% Track SD Sr
4 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 70% 26% 44% Track ND Sr
5 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 69% 22% 47% Track HI Sr KHON-TV
5 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 69% 23% 46% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
5 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 69% 26% 43% Track ND Jr
8 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 67% 28% 39% Track AK Sr
8 AZ McCain, John R Sr 67% 28% 39% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
10 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 66% 27% 39% Track MS Jr
10 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 66% 24% 42% Track NE Jr
10 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 66% 25% 41% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
10 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 66% 27% 39% Track VT Sr
14 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 65% 30% 35% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
14 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 65% 30% 35% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
16 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 64% 26% 38% Track HI Jr KHON-TV
16 LA Vitter, David R Jr 64% 27% 37% Track LA Jr
16 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 64% 30% 34% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
19 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 63% 31% 32% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
19 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 63% 26% 37% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
19 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 63% 25% 38% Track ID Jr
19 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 63% 29% 34% Track IN Jr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
19 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 63% 29% 34% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
19 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 63% 27% 36% Track MS Sr
19 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 63% 27% 36% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
19 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 63% 33% 30% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
27 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 62% 27% 35% Track IN Sr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
27 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 62% 31% 31% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
27 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 62% 31% 31% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
30 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 61% 27% 34% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
30 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 61% 28% 33% Track ID Sr
30 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 61% 31% 30% Track VT Jr
33 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 60% 28% 32% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
33 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 60% 29% 31% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
33 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 60% 35% 25% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
33 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 60% 30% 30% Track TX Sr KPRC-TV WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
33 VA Warner, John R Sr 60% 26% 34% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WSLS-TV
33 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 60% 30% 30% Track WY Sr
33 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 60% 29% 31% Track WY Jr
40 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV
40 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 59% 31% 28% Track NE Sr
40 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 59% 32% 27% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
40 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
40 VA Allen, George R Jr 59% 28% 31% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WSLS-TV
45 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 58% 34% 24% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV
45 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 58% 34% 24% Track MT Sr
45 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 58% 30% 28% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
45 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 58% 26% 32% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
49 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 57% 33% 24% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
49 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 57% 32% 25% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV
49 MA Kerry, John D Jr 57% 38% 19% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
49 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 57% 35% 22% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
49 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 57% 28% 29% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
49 SD Thune, John R Jr 57% 36% 21% Track SD Jr
49 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 57% 33% 24% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
56 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 56% 30% 26% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
56 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 56% 36% 20% Track AK Jr
56 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 56% 37% 19% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
56 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 56% 32% 24% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV WBTV-TV
60 CO Salazar, Ken D Jr 55% 36% 19% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
60 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 55% 37% 18% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
60 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 55% 34% 21% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
63 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 54% 36% 18% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV WBTV-TV
63 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 54% 31% 23% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
63 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 54% 38% 16% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
63 WI Feingold, Russell D Jr 54% 38% 16% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
67 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 53% 37% 16% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
67 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 53% 38% 15% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
67 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 53% 33% 20% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
70 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 52% 37% 15% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
70 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 52% 30% 22% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
70 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 52% 43% 9% Track LA Sr
70 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 52% 41% 11% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
70 NH Sununu, John R Jr 52% 35% 17% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
75 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 51% 34% 17% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
75 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 51% 36% 15% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
75 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 51% 39% 12% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV
75 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 51% 41% 10% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
75 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 51% 38% 13% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV KJRH-TV
80 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 50% 40% 10% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
80 NJ Corzine, Jon D Sr 50% 40% 10% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
82 NV Ensign, John R Jr 49% 33% 16% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
82 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 49% 42% 7% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
84 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 48% 28% 20% Track FL Sr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WKMG-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
84 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 48% 34% 14% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
84 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 48% 38% 10% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
84 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 48% 37% 11% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV WBTV-TV
88 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 47% 31% 16% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV WBTV-TV
88 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 47% 42% 5% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
88 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 47% 43% 4% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
91 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 46% 39% 7% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
91 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 46% 37% 9% Track FL Jr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WKMG-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
91 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 46% 39% 7% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
91 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 46% 33% 13% Track TX Jr KPRC-TV WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
95 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 45% 40% 5% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
95 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 45% 43% 2% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
95 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 45% 43% 2% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
95 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 45% 46% -1% Track MT Jr
95 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 45% 41% 4% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV KJRH-TV
100 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Jr 42% 43% -1% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
Weighted Average 54% 34% 20%  
('Weighted Average' means each state is weighted proportionally to its share of USA population. For example, California, the most populated state, is given 71 times the weight of WY the least populated state, in a weighted avg.)
Unweighted Average 57% 33% 24%  
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
2005 SurveyUSA, Verona NJ. All Rights Reserved
600 adults age 18+ in each of the 50 states were interviewed by SurveyUSA 12/9/05 to 12/11/05. You must credit SurveyUSA and the media sponsor if you broadcast, print, or cite these results in whole or part. Click on each state to open a link which contains the margin of sampling error for each state, a complete statement of methodology, fully crosstabbed data and trendlines.