APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 02/21/06
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 02/21/06
02/21/06 Net 2/06
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove
1 AZ McCain, John R Sr 72% 24% 48% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
2 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 71% 24% 47% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
2 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 71% 24% 47% Track SD Sr
2 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 71% 23% 48% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
2 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 71% 25% 46% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
6 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 69% 24% 45% Track HI Sr KHON-TV
7 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 68% 26% 42% Track ND Sr
7 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 68% 27% 41% Track VT Sr
7 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 68% 24% 44% Track NE Jr
7 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 68% 22% 46% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
11 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 65% 26% 39% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
11 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 65% 30% 35% Track ND Jr
11 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 65% 27% 38% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
11 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 65% 28% 37% Track VT Jr
11 VA Warner, John R Sr 65% 22% 43% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
16 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 64% 30% 34% Track MS Jr
17 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 63% 33% 30% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
17 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 63% 28% 35% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
17 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 63% 30% 33% Track AK Sr
20 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 62% 30% 32% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
20 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 62% 28% 34% Track IN Sr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
20 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 62% 32% 30% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
20 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 62% 31% 31% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
24 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 61% 31% 30% Track IN Jr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
24 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 61% 38% 23% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
24 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 61% 36% 25% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
27 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 60% 34% 26% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
27 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 60% 28% 32% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
27 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 60% 32% 28% Track MS Sr
27 SD Thune, John R Jr 60% 37% 23% Track SD Jr
31 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track NE Sr
31 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 59% 32% 27% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
31 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 59% 32% 27% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
34 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 58% 32% 26% Track HI Jr KHON-TV
34 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 58% 34% 24% Track MT Sr
34 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 58% 31% 27% Track ID Jr
34 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 58% 31% 27% Track WY Jr
34 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 58% 34% 24% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
34 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 58% 30% 28% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
34 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 58% 30% 28% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
34 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 58% 31% 27% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
34 LA Vitter, David R Jr 58% 35% 23% Track LA Jr
43 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 57% 32% 25% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
43 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 57% 33% 24% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
43 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 57% 30% 27% Track WY Sr
43 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 57% 31% 26% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
47 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 56% 30% 26% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
47 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 56% 33% 23% Track ID Sr
47 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 56% 34% 22% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
47 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 56% 35% 21% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
47 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 56% 30% 26% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV
52 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 55% 36% 19% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV
52 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 55% 36% 19% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
52 MA Kerry, John D Jr 55% 41% 14% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
52 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 55% 36% 19% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
56 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 54% 35% 19% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV
56 WI Feingold, Russell D Jr 54% 38% 16% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
56 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 54% 38% 16% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
56 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 54% 38% 16% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
56 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 54% 36% 18% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
61 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 53% 38% 15% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
61 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 53% 38% 15% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
61 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 53% 36% 17% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
61 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 53% 37% 16% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
65 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 52% 29% 23% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
65 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 52% 37% 15% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
65 NV Ensign, John R Jr 52% 32% 20% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
65 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 52% 36% 16% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
65 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 52% 40% 12% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
70 VA Allen, George R Jr 51% 33% 18% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
70 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 51% 35% 16% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
70 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 51% 37% 14% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
70 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 51% 34% 17% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
74 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 50% 37% 13% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
74 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 50% 34% 16% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
76 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 49% 40% 9% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
76 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 49% 45% 4% Track AK Jr
76 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 49% 34% 15% Track FL Sr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
76 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 49% 43% 6% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
76 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 49% 36% 13% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
76 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 49% 39% 10% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
76 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 49% 42% 7% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
83 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 48% 39% 9% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
83 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 48% 42% 6% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
83 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 48% 41% 7% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
83 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 48% 41% 7% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV
87 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 47% 38% 9% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
87 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 47% 42% 5% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
87 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 47% 37% 10% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
90 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 46% 39% 7% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
90 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 46% 49% -3% Track LA Sr
90 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 46% 40% 6% Track FL Jr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
90 NH Sununu, John R Jr 46% 40% 6% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
94 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 43% 35% 8% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
94 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 43% 44% -1% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
94 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 43% 46% -3% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
97 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 42% 52% -10% Track MT Jr
98 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 40% 38% 2% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
99 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 37% 47% -10% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
100 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 36% 36% 0% Track NJ Jr* WABC-TV WCAU-TV
Weighted Average 52% 36% 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 56% 34% 21%   << This apparent discrepancy is due to rounding: 55.63% - 34.19% = 21.44%
('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 2/10/06 to 2/12/06. 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.
* New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez was sworn-in 1/18/06.
There is no tracking graph for him yet.