APPROVAL RATING FOR GEORGE W BUSH AS OF 12/22/05
SORT ► SORTED ALPHABETICALLY BY STATE
SORTED BY 12/05 'NET APPROVAL'
SORTED BY 'APPROVAL' IN DESCENDING ORDER
Interviews conducted 12/9/05 through 12/11/05, after Bush 11/30 speech to Naval Academy, after Bush 12/7 speech to Council on Foreign Relations, but before Bush 12/12 address to Philadelphia World Affairs Council, before Bush 12/14 address to Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, before 12/15 Iraqi elections, before Bush 12/17 "live" radio address, before Bush 12/18 Prime-Time Oval Office address, and before Bush 12/19 morning press conference.
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JOB APPROVAL / PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH (Released 12/22/05)
SORTED BY 'APPROVAL' IN DESCENDING ORDER MEDIA SPONSOR
12/22/2005 Net 12/05
Approval
Tracking
Graphs
# State '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 Utah Bush 63% 34% 29% UT KSL-TV
2 Idaho Bush 57% 38% 19% ID
3 Wyoming Bush 55% 43% 12% WY
4 Alabama Bush 54% 43% 11% AL WKRG-TV
5 Nebraska Bush 53% 44% 9% NE
6 Alaska Bush 51% 47% 4% AK
7 Montana Bush 50% 48% 2% MT
8 Georgia Bush 49% 48% 1% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
8 Kansas Bush 49% 49% 0% KS KWCH-TV
10 Arizona Bush 48% 51% -3% AZ KPNX-TV
10 Mississippi Bush 48% 49% -1% MS
10 South Dakota Bush 48% 50% -2% SD
13 Louisiana Bush 47% 50% -3% LA
14 Florida Bush 46% 52% -6% FL WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WKMG-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
14 North Dakota Bush 46% 50% -4% ND
14 Texas Bush 46% 50% -4% TX KPRC-TV WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
14 Virginia Bush 46% 52% -6% VA WUSA-TV WSLS-TV
18 Oklahoma Bush 45% 50% -5% OK KFOR-TV KJRH-TV
19 Missouri Bush 44% 52% -8% MO KSDK-TV
19 South Carolina Bush 44% 54% -10% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV WBTV-TV
19 Tennessee Bush 44% 53% -9% TN WBIR-TV
22 New Mexico Bush 43% 55% -12% NM KOB-TV
23 Colorado Bush 42% 55% -13% CO KUSA-TV
23 Indiana Bush 42% 55% -13% IN WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
23 Kentucky Bush 42% 54% -12% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
23 North Carolina Bush 42% 55% -13% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV WBTV-TV
27 Hawaii Kerry 41% 53% -12% HI KHON-TV
27 Minnesota Kerry 41% 56% -15% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
29 Nevada Bush 40% 58% -18% NV KVBC-TV
29 Wisconsin Kerry 40% 58% -18% WI WDIO-TV
31 Oregon Kerry 39% 58% -19% OR KATU-TV
31 West Virginia Bush 39% 58% -19% WV WUSA-TV
33 Arkansas Bush 38% 59% -21% AR KTHV-TV
34 Iowa Bush 37% 60% -23% IA KAAL-TV
34 New Hampshire Kerry 37% 60% -23% NH WBZ-TV
34 Ohio Bush 37% 62% -25% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
37 Illinois Kerry 36% 60% -24% IL KSDK-TV
37 New Jersey Kerry 36% 61% -25% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
37 Washington Kerry 36% 60% -24% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
40 California Kerry 35% 61% -26% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
40 Michigan Kerry 35% 62% -27% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
40 Pennsylvania Kerry 35% 62% -27% PA WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
43 Connecticut Kerry 34% 64% -30% CT WABC-TV
43 Delaware Kerry 34% 64% -30% DE WCAU-TV
43 Maine Kerry 34% 64% -30% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
43 Maryland Kerry 34% 64% -30% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
47 Vermont Kerry 30% 67% -37% VT
48 Massachusetts Kerry 28% 68% -40% MA WBZ-TV
48 New York Kerry 28% 67% -39% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
50 Rhode Island Kerry 25% 73% -48% RI WLNE-TV
Weighted Average 40% 57% -17%  
('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 42% 55% -13%  
('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 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.