APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 04/20/06
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ALPHABETICAL BY SENATOR'S LAST NAME
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 04/20/06
04/20/06 Net 04/06
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove
1 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 73% 19% 54% Track NE Jr
2 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 72% 23% 49% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
2 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
4 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 71% 19% 52% Track HI Sr KHON-TV
5 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 70% 23% 47% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
6 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 67% 27% 40% Track ND Sr
6 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 67% 27% 40% Track ND Jr
6 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 67% 26% 41% Track VT Jr
6 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 67% 27% 40% Track SD Sr
6 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 67% 28% 39% Track VT Sr
6 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 67% 23% 44% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
12 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 65% 28% 37% Track AK Sr
13 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 64% 31% 33% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
13 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 64% 31% 33% Track MS Jr
15 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 63% 27% 36% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
15 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 63% 33% 30% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
15 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 63% 29% 34% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
15 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 63% 31% 32% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
15 LA Vitter, David R Jr 63% 30% 33% Track LA Jr
20 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 62% 27% 35% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
20 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 62% 30% 32% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
20 AZ McCain, John R Sr 62% 33% 29% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
23 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 61% 28% 33% Track WY Jr
24 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 60% 29% 31% Track HI Jr KHON-TV
24 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 60% 28% 32% Track ID Sr
24 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 60% 31% 29% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
24 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 60% 33% 27% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
24 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 60% 30% 30% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
29 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 59% 34% 25% Track MT Sr
29 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 59% 33% 26% Track IN Jr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
29 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 59% 29% 30% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
29 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track MS Sr
29 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 59% 28% 31% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
29 VA Warner, John R Sr 59% 29% 30% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
35 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 58% 35% 23% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
35 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 58% 35% 23% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
35 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 58% 30% 28% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
35 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 58% 31% 27% Track WY Sr
35 SD Thune, John R Jr 58% 38% 20% Track SD Jr
40 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 57% 30% 27% Track ID Jr
40 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 57% 31% 26% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
40 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 57% 38% 19% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
40 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 57% 33% 24% Track IN Sr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
44 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 56% 28% 28% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
44 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 56% 33% 23% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
44 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 56% 34% 22% Track NE Sr
44 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 56% 35% 21% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
44 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 56% 32% 24% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
49 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 55% 35% 20% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
49 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 55% 38% 17% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
49 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 55% 39% 16% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
49 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 55% 34% 21% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
53 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 54% 34% 20% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
53 MA Kerry, John D Jr 54% 43% 11% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
53 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 54% 39% 15% Track AK Jr
53 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 54% 40% 14% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
53 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 54% 33% 21% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
58 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 53% 39% 14% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV
58 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 53% 35% 18% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
58 WI Feingold, Russell D Jr 53% 42% 11% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
58 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 53% 36% 17% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
58 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 53% 39% 14% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
58 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 53% 35% 18% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
64 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 52% 39% 13% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
64 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 52% 37% 15% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
64 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 52% 36% 16% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
64 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 52% 42% 10% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
68 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 51% 42% 9% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
68 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 51% 45% 6% Track LA Sr
68 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 51% 36% 15% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV
71 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 50% 38% 12% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
71 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 50% 39% 11% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV
71 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 50% 33% 17% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
71 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 50% 37% 13% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
71 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 50% 36% 14% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
71 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 50% 39% 11% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
77 VA Allen, George R Jr 49% 38% 11% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
77 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 49% 42% 7% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
77 NV Ensign, John R Jr 49% 36% 13% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
77 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 49% 32% 17% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
81 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 48% 41% 7% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
81 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 48% 41% 7% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
81 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 48% 33% 15% Track FL Sr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
81 NH Sununu, John R Jr 48% 40% 8% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
81 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 48% 43% 5% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV
86 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 47% 39% 8% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
87 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 46% 39% 7% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
87 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 46% 44% 2% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
89 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 45% 43% 2% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
89 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 45% 42% 3% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
89 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 45% 43% 2% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
92 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 44% 43% 1% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
93 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 43% 44% -1% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
93 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 43% 43% 0% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
93 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 43% 43% 0% Track FL Jr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
96 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 42% 40% 2% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
97 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 41% 38% 3% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
98 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 40% 37% 3% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
99 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 39% 52% -13% Track MT Jr
99 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 39% 53% -14% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
Weighted Average 52% 37% 15%  
('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 55% 35% 20%  
('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 4/7/06 to 4/9/06. 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.