APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 12/13/05
SORT ► ALPHABETICAL BY STATE
ALPHABETICALLY BY SENATOR'S LAST NAME
BY HIGHEST 'NET JOB APPROVAL'
BY HIGHEST APPROVAL
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SORTED BY 12/05 'NET APPROVAL' (approval minus disapproval) MEDIA SPONSOR
APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 12/13/05
12/13/05 Net 12/05
Approval
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove
1 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 75% 22% 53% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
1 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 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
6 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 70% 26% 44% Track ND Sr
7 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 69% 26% 43% Track ND Jr
8 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 66% 24% 42% Track NE Jr
9 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 66% 25% 41% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
10 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 67% 28% 39% Track AK Sr
10 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 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 66% 27% 39% Track VT Sr
14 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 64% 26% 38% Track HI Jr KHON-TV
14 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 63% 25% 38% Track ID Jr
16 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 63% 26% 37% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
16 LA Vitter, David R Jr 64% 27% 37% Track LA Jr
18 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 63% 27% 36% Track MS Sr
18 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 63% 27% 36% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
20 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 65% 30% 35% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
20 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 65% 30% 35% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
20 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 62% 27% 35% Track IN Sr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
23 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 63% 29% 34% Track IN Jr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
23 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 63% 29% 34% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
23 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 64% 30% 34% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
23 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 61% 27% 34% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
23 VA Warner, John R Sr 60% 26% 34% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WSLS-TV
28 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 61% 28% 33% Track ID Sr
29 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 63% 31% 32% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
29 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 60% 28% 32% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
29 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 58% 26% 32% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
32 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 60% 29% 31% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
32 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 62% 31% 31% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
32 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 62% 31% 31% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
32 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 60% 29% 31% Track WY Jr
32 VA Allen, George R Jr 59% 28% 31% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WSLS-TV
37 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 63% 33% 30% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
37 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 60% 30% 30% Track TX Sr KPRC-TV WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
37 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 61% 31% 30% Track VT Jr
37 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 60% 30% 30% Track WY Sr
41 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 57% 28% 29% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
42 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 59% 31% 28% Track NE Sr
42 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 58% 30% 28% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
44 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 59% 32% 27% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
45 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 56% 30% 26% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
45 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV
45 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
48 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 60% 35% 25% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
48 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 57% 32% 25% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV
50 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 56% 32% 24% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV WBTV-TV
50 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 57% 33% 24% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
50 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 58% 34% 24% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV
50 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 58% 34% 24% Track MT Sr
50 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 57% 33% 24% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
55 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 54% 31% 23% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
56 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 52% 30% 22% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
56 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 57% 35% 22% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
58 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 55% 34% 21% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
58 SD Thune, John R Jr 57% 36% 21% Track SD Jr
60 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 56% 36% 20% Track AK Jr
60 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 53% 33% 20% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
60 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 48% 28% 20% Track FL Sr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WKMG-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
63 CO Salazar, Ken D Jr 55% 36% 19% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
63 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 56% 37% 19% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
63 MA Kerry, John D Jr 57% 38% 19% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
66 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 54% 36% 18% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV WBTV-TV
66 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 55% 37% 18% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
68 NH Sununu, John R Jr 52% 35% 17% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
68 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 51% 34% 17% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
70 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 53% 37% 16% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
70 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 54% 38% 16% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
70 WI Feingold, Russell D Jr 54% 38% 16% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
70 NV Ensign, John R Jr 49% 33% 16% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
70 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 47% 31% 16% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV WBTV-TV
75 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 52% 37% 15% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
75 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 51% 36% 15% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
75 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 53% 38% 15% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
78 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 48% 34% 14% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
79 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 51% 38% 13% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV KJRH-TV
79 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 46% 33% 13% Track TX Jr KPRC-TV WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
81 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 51% 39% 12% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV
82 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 52% 41% 11% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
82 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 48% 37% 11% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV WBTV-TV
84 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 51% 41% 10% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
84 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 50% 40% 10% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
84 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 48% 38% 10% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
84 NJ Corzine, Jon D Sr 50% 40% 10% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
88 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 46% 37% 9% Track FL Jr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WKMG-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
88 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 52% 43% 9% Track LA Sr
90 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 46% 39% 7% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
90 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 46% 39% 7% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
90 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 49% 42% 7% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
93 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 45% 40% 5% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
93 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 47% 42% 5% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
95 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 45% 41% 4% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV KJRH-TV
95 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 47% 43% 4% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
97 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 45% 43% 2% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
97 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 45% 43% 2% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
99 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 45% 46% -1% Track MT Jr
99 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.