APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 11/29/05
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS (Released 11/29/05)
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# State Name Party '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 77% 18% 59% CT WABC-TV
2 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 75% 20% 55% ND
3 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 73% 21% 52% SD
3 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 73% 22% 51% UT KSL-TV
5 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 69% 23% 46% NH WBZ-TV
6 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 68% 27% 41% MT
7 Virginia Warner, Mark D Bush 67% 27% 40% VA WUSA-TV WSLS-TV
8 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 66% 26% 40% WV WUSA-TV
9 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 65% 31% 34% AZ KPNX-TV
9 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 65% 27% 38% VT
11 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 64% 32% 32% OK KFOR-TV KJRH-TV
11 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 64% 29% 35% WY
13 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 63% 34% 29% NM KOB-TV
14 Idaho Kempthorne, Dirk R Bush 60% 32% 28% ID
15 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 59% 36% 23% AR KTHV-TV
15 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 59% 39% 20% FL WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WKMG-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
15 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 59% 32% 27% HI KHON-TV
15 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 59% 30% 29% NE
19 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 58% 34% 24% NV KVBC-TV
20 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 57% 34% 23% KS KWCH-TV
20 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 57% 38% 19% RI WLNE-TV
22 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 56% 37% 19% IA KAAL-TV
22 New Jersey Codey, Richard D Kerry 56% 35% 21% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
22 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 56% 38% 18% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV WBTV-TV
25 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 55% 40% 15% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
26 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 54% 42% 12% MS
27 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 53% 41% 12% TN WBIR-TV
28 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 51% 42% 9% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV WBTV-TV
29 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 50% 45% 5% AL WKRG-TV
29 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 50% 47% 3% MA WBZ-TV
29 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 50% 45% 5% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
32 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 48% 46% 2% CO KUSA-TV
32 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 48% 46% 2% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
34 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 47% 47% 0% TX KPRC-TV WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
35 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 46% 48% -2% PA WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
36 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 45% 51% -6% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
36 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 45% 49% -4% WI WDIO-TV
38 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 44% 51% -7% IN WXIN-TV WHAS-TV
38 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 44% 46% -2% OR KATU-TV
38 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 44% 49% -5% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
41 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 40% 55% -15% DE WCAU-TV
41 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 40% 57% -17% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
41 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 40% 57% -17% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
44 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 38% 57% -19% IL KSDK-TV
45 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 35% 63% -28% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
46 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 34% 63% -29% LA
46 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 34% 62% -28% MO KSDK-TV
48 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 32% 63% -31% KY WHAS-TV
49 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 26% 68% -42% AK
50 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 18% 77% -59% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV
Weighted Average 47% 48% 0%  
('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, All 50 Governors 53% 42% 11%  
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
#REF! 53% 41% 13%  
Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 22 Democratic Governors
Unweighted Average, 28 Republican Governors 52% 42% 10%  
Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 28 Republican Governors
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600 adults age 18+ in each of the 50 states were interviewed by SurveyUSA 11/11/05 to 11/13/05. 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.