APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 04/20/06
SORT ► ALPHABETICAL BY STATE
ALPHABETICAL BY SENATOR'S LAST NAME
BY HIGHEST 'NET JOB APPROVAL'
BY HIGHEST APPROVAL
Sorted
SORTED BY 04/06 'NET APPROVAL' (approval minus disapproval) MEDIA SPONSOR
APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 03/23/06
04/20/06 Net 04/06
Approval
Tracking
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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 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 71% 19% 52% Track HI Sr KHON-TV
3 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 72% 23% 49% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
4 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
5 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 70% 23% 47% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
6 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 67% 23% 44% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
7 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 67% 26% 41% Track VT Jr
8 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 67% 27% 40% Track ND Sr
8 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 67% 27% 40% Track ND Jr
8 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 67% 27% 40% Track SD Sr
11 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 67% 28% 39% Track VT Sr
12 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 65% 28% 37% Track AK Sr
13 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 63% 27% 36% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
14 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 62% 27% 35% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
15 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 63% 29% 34% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
16 LA Vitter, David R Jr 63% 30% 33% Track LA Jr
16 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 64% 31% 33% Track MS Jr
16 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 64% 31% 33% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
16 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 61% 28% 33% Track WY Jr
20 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 62% 30% 32% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
20 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 63% 31% 32% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
20 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 60% 28% 32% Track ID Sr
23 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 60% 29% 31% Track HI Jr KHON-TV
23 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 59% 28% 31% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
25 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 59% 29% 30% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
25 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 60% 30% 30% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
25 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 63% 33% 30% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
25 VA Warner, John R Sr 59% 29% 30% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
29 AZ McCain, John R Sr 62% 33% 29% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
29 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 60% 31% 29% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
31 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 56% 28% 28% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
31 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 58% 30% 28% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
33 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 57% 30% 27% Track ID Jr
33 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 60% 33% 27% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
33 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 58% 31% 27% Track WY Sr
36 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 59% 33% 26% Track IN Jr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
36 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track MS Sr
36 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 57% 31% 26% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
39 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 59% 34% 25% Track MT Sr
40 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 56% 32% 24% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
40 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 57% 33% 24% Track IN Sr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
42 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 56% 33% 23% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
42 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 58% 35% 23% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
42 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 58% 35% 23% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
45 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 56% 34% 22% Track NE Sr
46 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 56% 35% 21% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
46 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 54% 33% 21% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
46 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 55% 34% 21% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
49 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 55% 35% 20% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
49 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 54% 34% 20% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
49 SD Thune, John R Jr 58% 38% 20% Track SD Jr
52 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 57% 38% 19% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
53 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 53% 35% 18% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
53 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 53% 35% 18% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
55 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 55% 38% 17% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
55 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 53% 36% 17% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
55 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 50% 33% 17% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
55 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 49% 32% 17% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
59 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 52% 36% 16% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
59 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 55% 39% 16% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
61 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 54% 39% 15% Track AK Jr
61 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 52% 37% 15% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
61 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 51% 36% 15% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV
61 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 48% 33% 15% Track FL Sr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
65 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 53% 39% 14% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV
65 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 54% 40% 14% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
65 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 50% 36% 14% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
65 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 53% 39% 14% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
69 NV Ensign, John R Jr 49% 36% 13% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
69 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 50% 37% 13% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
69 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 52% 39% 13% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
72 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 50% 38% 12% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
73 MA Kerry, John D Jr 54% 43% 11% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
73 WI Feingold, Russell D Jr 53% 42% 11% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
73 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 50% 39% 11% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV
73 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 50% 39% 11% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
73 VA Allen, George R Jr 49% 38% 11% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
78 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 52% 42% 10% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
79 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 51% 42% 9% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
80 NH Sununu, John R Jr 48% 40% 8% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
80 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 47% 39% 8% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
82 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 46% 39% 7% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
82 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 49% 42% 7% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
82 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 48% 41% 7% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
82 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 48% 41% 7% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
86 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 51% 45% 6% Track LA Sr
87 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 48% 43% 5% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV
88 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 45% 42% 3% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
88 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 40% 37% 3% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
88 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 41% 38% 3% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
91 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 45% 43% 2% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
91 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 45% 43% 2% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
91 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 46% 44% 2% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
91 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 42% 40% 2% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
95 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 44% 43% 1% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
96 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 43% 43% 0% Track FL Jr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
96 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 43% 43% 0% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
98 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 43% 44% -1% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
99 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 39% 52% -13% Track MT Jr
100 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.