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 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 50% 45% 5% AL WKRG-TV
2 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 26% 68% -42% AK
3 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 65% 31% 34% AZ KPNX-TV
4 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 59% 36% 23% AR KTHV-TV
5 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 35% 63% -28% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
6 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 48% 46% 2% CO KUSA-TV
7 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 77% 18% 59% CT WABC-TV
8 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 40% 55% -15% DE WCAU-TV
9 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 59% 39% 20% FL WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WKMG-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
10 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 55% 40% 15% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
11 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 59% 32% 27% HI KHON-TV
12 Idaho Kempthorne, Dirk R Bush 60% 32% 28% ID
13 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 38% 57% -19% IL KSDK-TV
14 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 44% 51% -7% IN WXIN-TV WHAS-TV
15 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 56% 37% 19% IA KAAL-TV
16 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 57% 34% 23% KS KWCH-TV
17 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 32% 63% -31% KY WHAS-TV
18 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 34% 63% -29% LA
19 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 40% 57% -17% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
20 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 48% 46% 2% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
21 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 50% 47% 3% MA WBZ-TV
22 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 40% 57% -17% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
23 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 50% 45% 5% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
24 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 54% 42% 12% MS
25 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 34% 62% -28% MO KSDK-TV
26 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 68% 27% 41% MT
27 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 59% 30% 29% NE
28 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 58% 34% 24% NV KVBC-TV
29 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 69% 23% 46% NH WBZ-TV
30 New Jersey Codey, Richard D Kerry 56% 35% 21% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
31 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 63% 34% 29% NM KOB-TV
32 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 45% 51% -6% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
33 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 56% 38% 18% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV WBTV-TV
34 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 75% 20% 55% ND
35 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 18% 77% -59% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV
36 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 64% 32% 32% OK KFOR-TV KJRH-TV
37 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 44% 46% -2% OR KATU-TV
38 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 46% 48% -2% PA WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
39 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 57% 38% 19% RI WLNE-TV
40 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 51% 42% 9% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV WBTV-TV
41 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 73% 21% 52% SD
42 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 53% 41% 12% TN WBIR-TV
43 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 47% 47% 0% TX KPRC-TV WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
44 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 73% 22% 51% UT KSL-TV
45 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 65% 27% 38% VT
46 Virginia Warner, Mark D Bush 67% 27% 40% VA WUSA-TV WSLS-TV
47 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 44% 49% -5% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
48 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 66% 26% 40% WV WUSA-TV
49 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 45% 49% -4% WI WDIO-TV
50 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 64% 29% 35% WY
Weighted Average 47.4% 47.8% -0.4%  
('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).
Unweighted Average, 22 Democratic Governors 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.