APPROVAL RATING FOR PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH AS OF 9/22/05
SORT ► SORTED ALPHABETICALLY BY STATE
SORTED BY 09/05 'NET APPROVAL'
SORTED BY 'APPROVAL' IN DESCENDING ORDER
Sorted
APPROVAL RATING FOR PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH (Released 09/22/05)
SORTED BY 09/05 'NET APPROVAL' (approval minus disapproval)
09/05 Net 09/05
Approval
Link to Interactive Tracking Graphs
with Sub-Selects for Demographics
# State '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 Utah Bush 63% 36% 27% Utah Bush Approval Tracked
2 Idaho Bush 57% 40% 17% Idaho Bush Approval Tracked
3 Nebraska Bush 55% 42% 13% Nebraska Bush Approval Tracked
4 Mississippi Bush 55% 43% 12% Mississippi Bush Approval Tracked
5 Wyoming Bush 55% 44% 11% Wyoming Bush Approval Tracked
6 Alabama Bush 51% 44% 7% Alabama Bush Approval Tracked
6 Texas Bush 52% 45% 7% Texas Bush Approval Tracked
8 Louisiana Bush 51% 46% 5% Louisiana Bush Approval Tracked
8 North Dakota Bush 51% 46% 5% North Dakota Bush Approval Tracked
8 Oklahoma Bush 51% 46% 5% Oklahoma Bush Approval Tracked
11 Alaska Bush 49% 48% 1% Alaska Bush Approval Tracked
11 Montana Bush 49% 48% 1% Montana Bush Approval Tracked
13 Indiana Bush 47% 50% -3% Indiana Bush Approval Tracked
13 Kansas Bush 47% 50% -3% Kansas Bush Approval Tracked
13 Kentucky Bush 47% 50% -3% Kentucky Bush Approval Tracked
16 Georgia Bush 47% 51% -4% Georgia Bush Approval Tracked
16 South Carolina Bush 47% 51% -4% South Carolina Bush Approval Tracked
18 North Carolina Bush 46% 51% -5% North Carolina Bush Approval Tracked
18 Tennessee Bush 46% 51% -5% Tennessee Bush Approval Tracked
20 West Virginia Bush 44% 52% -8% West Virginia Bush Approval Tracked
21 Arizona Bush 44% 53% -9% Arizona Bush Approval Tracked
22 South Dakota Bush 44% 55% -11% South Dakota Bush Approval Tracked
23 Hawaii Kerry 41% 54% -13% Hawaii Bush Approval Tracked
24 Colorado Bush 42% 56% -14% Colorado Bush Approval Tracked
25 Arkansas Bush 41% 57% -16% Arkansas Bush Approval Tracked
25 Wisconsin Kerry 41% 57% -16% Wisconsin Bush Approval Tracked
25 Nevada Bush 40% 56% -16% Nevada Bush Approval Tracked
25 New Mexico Bush 40% 56% -16% New Mexico Bush Approval Tracked
29 Iowa Bush 40% 57% -17% Iowa Bush Approval Tracked
30 New Hampshire Kerry 40% 58% -18% New Hampshire Bush Approval Tracked
30 Virginia Bush 40% 58% -18% Virginia Bush Approval Tracked
32 Florida Bush 39% 58% -19% Florida Bush Approval Tracked
32 Minnesota Kerry 40% 59% -19% Minnesota Bush Approval Tracked
32 Missouri Bush 40% 59% -19% Missouri Bush Approval Tracked
35 Michigan Kerry 38% 59% -21% Michigan Bush Approval Tracked
36 Illinois Kerry 38% 61% -23% Illinois Bush Approval Tracked
37 Maryland Kerry 37% 61% -24% Maryland Bush Approval Tracked
37 Ohio Bush 37% 61% -24% Ohio Bush Approval Tracked
39 Pennsylvania Kerry 36% 61% -25% Pennsylvania Bush Approval Tracked
40 Connecticut Kerry 36% 62% -26% Connecticut Bush Approval Tracked
40 Washington Kerry 36% 62% -26% Washington Bush Approval Tracked
42 Oregon Kerry 35% 63% -28% Oregon Bush Approval Tracked
43 Delaware Kerry 34% 63% -29% Delaware Bush Approval Tracked
44 California Kerry 34% 64% -30% California Bush Approval Tracked
44 New Jersey Kerry 33% 63% -30% New Jersey Bush Approval Tracked
46 Maine Kerry 33% 64% -31% Maine Bush Approval Tracked
47 Massachusetts Kerry 33% 66% -33% Massachusetts Bush Approval Tracked
48 New York Kerry 32% 66% -34% New York Bush Approval Tracked
49 Rhode Island Kerry 30% 69% -39% Rhode Island Bush Approval Tracked
50 Vermont Kerry 29% 69% -40% Vermont Bush Approval Tracked
Weighted Average 41% 57% -16%  
('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 43% 53% -10%  
('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 9/16/05 to 9/18/05. According to available public estimates, approximately 12.5% of Louisiana households were without landline telephone service during the field period for this survey, though more than that have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina and may not have been home to answer their working, ringing telephone. Separately: In Mississippi, 6.25% of households were without telephone service during this field period. In Alabama, 1% of households were without phone service. The impact on public opinion in those regions cannot be quantified, except to caution that those most-displaced by Katrina would be those most under-represented in this survey. For now, these results are the best that can be gathered by telephone, in areas where telephone service is working. You must credit SurveyUSA of Verona NJ if you broadcast, print, or cite these results in whole or part. Click on each state to open link which contains the margin of sampling error for each state, a complete statement of methodology and fully crosstabbed data.