APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 10/27/05
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS (Released 10/27/05)
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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 77% 20% 57% ND
3 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 75% 20% 55% SD
4 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 70% 21% 49% NH WBZ-TV
5 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 66% 23% 43% VT
6 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 67% 26% 41% WY
7 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 63% 24% 39% NE
7 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 66% 27% 39% UT KSL-TV
9 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 65% 29% 36% WV WUSA-TV
10 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 65% 30% 35% MT
10 Virginia Warner, Mark D Bush 64% 29% 35% VA WUSA-TV WSLS-TV
12 Idaho Kempthorne, Dirk R Bush 62% 31% 31% ID
13 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 61% 32% 29% NV KVBC-TV
13 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 63% 34% 29% NM KOB-TV
13 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 62% 33% 29% OK KFOR-TV KJRH-TV
16 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 60% 35% 25% AZ KPNX-TV
16 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 60% 35% 25% RI WLNE-TV
18 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 59% 35% 24% KS KWCH-TV
19 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 57% 37% 20% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
20 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 56% 38% 18% HI
20 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 55% 37% 18% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV WBTV-TV
22 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 56% 39% 17% IA KAAL-TV
22 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 57% 40% 17% FL WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WKMG-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
24 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 56% 40% 16% AR KTHV-TV
25 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 52% 42% 10% CO KUSA-TV
25 New Jersey Codey, Richard D Kerry 52% 42% 10% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
27 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 52% 43% 9% MS
28 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 52% 44% 8% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
29 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 49% 43% 6% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV WBTV-TV
30 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 49% 48% 1% AL WKRG-TV
30 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 48% 47% 1% TN WBIR-TV
32 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 46% 46% 0% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
33 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 46% 47% -1% WI WDIO-TV
34 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 46% 50% -4% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
35 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 42% 47% -5% OR KATU-TV
36 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 44% 50% -6% IN WXIN-TV WHAS-TV
37 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 43% 51% -8% MA WBZ-TV
37 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 43% 51% -8% PA WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
39 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 43% 52% -9% TX KPRC-TV WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
40 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 41% 51% -10% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
41 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 41% 53% -12% IL KSDK-TV
42 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 42% 55% -13% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
43 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 42% 56% -14% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
44 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 39% 57% -18% DE WCAU-TV
45 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 38% 58% -20% LA
46 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 34% 60% -26% AK
47 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 33% 61% -28% MO KSDK-TV
48 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 32% 61% -29% KY WHAS-TV
49 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 33% 65% -32% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
50 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 19% 77% -58% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV
Weighted Average 46% 49% -2%  
('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 52% 42% 11%  
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
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600 adults age 18+ in each of the 50 states were interviewed by SurveyUSA 10/14/05 to 10/16/05. 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.