APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 02/21/06
SORT ► ALPHABETICAL BY STATE
ALPHABETICAL BY SENATOR'S LAST NAME
BY HIGHEST 'NET JOB APPROVAL'
BY HIGHEST APPROVAL
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SORTED BY 2/06 'NET APPROVAL' (approval minus disapproval) MEDIA SPONSOR
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
1 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 71% 23% 48% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
3 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 71% 24% 47% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
3 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 71% 24% 47% Track SD Sr
5 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 68% 22% 46% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
5 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 71% 25% 46% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
7 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 69% 24% 45% Track HI Sr KHON-TV
8 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 68% 24% 44% Track NE Jr
9 VA Warner, John R Sr 65% 22% 43% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
10 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 68% 26% 42% Track ND Sr
11 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 68% 27% 41% Track VT Sr
12 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 65% 26% 39% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
13 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 65% 27% 38% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
14 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 65% 28% 37% Track VT Jr
15 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 65% 30% 35% Track ND Jr
15 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 63% 28% 35% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
17 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 64% 30% 34% Track MS Jr
17 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 62% 28% 34% Track IN Sr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
19 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 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 60% 28% 32% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
22 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 62% 31% 31% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
23 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 61% 31% 30% Track IN Jr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
23 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 63% 33% 30% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
23 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 62% 32% 30% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
26 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 60% 32% 28% Track MS Sr
26 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 58% 30% 28% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
26 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 58% 30% 28% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
29 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 58% 31% 27% Track ID Jr
29 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 58% 31% 27% Track WY Jr
29 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 59% 32% 27% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
29 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 59% 32% 27% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
29 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 58% 31% 27% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
29 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 57% 30% 27% Track WY Sr
35 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 56% 30% 26% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
35 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 56% 30% 26% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV
35 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 58% 32% 26% Track HI Jr KHON-TV
35 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 60% 34% 26% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
35 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track NE Sr
35 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 57% 31% 26% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
41 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 61% 36% 25% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
41 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 57% 32% 25% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
43 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 58% 34% 24% Track MT Sr
43 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 57% 33% 24% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
43 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 58% 34% 24% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
46 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 52% 29% 23% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
46 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 56% 33% 23% Track ID Sr
46 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 61% 38% 23% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
46 SD Thune, John R Jr 60% 37% 23% Track SD Jr
46 LA Vitter, David R Jr 58% 35% 23% Track LA Jr
51 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 56% 34% 22% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
52 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 56% 35% 21% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
53 NV Ensign, John R Jr 52% 32% 20% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
54 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 55% 36% 19% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV
54 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 55% 36% 19% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
54 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 54% 35% 19% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV
54 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 55% 36% 19% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
58 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 54% 36% 18% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
58 VA Allen, George R Jr 51% 33% 18% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
60 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 53% 36% 17% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
60 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 51% 34% 17% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
62 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 51% 35% 16% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
62 WI Feingold, Russell D Jr 54% 38% 16% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
62 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 52% 36% 16% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
62 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 54% 38% 16% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
62 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 54% 38% 16% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
62 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 53% 37% 16% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
62 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 50% 34% 16% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
69 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 52% 37% 15% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
69 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 53% 38% 15% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
69 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 53% 38% 15% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
69 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 49% 34% 15% Track FL Sr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
73 MA Kerry, John D Jr 55% 41% 14% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
73 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 51% 37% 14% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
75 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 50% 37% 13% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
75 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 49% 36% 13% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
77 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 52% 40% 12% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
78 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 47% 37% 10% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
78 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 49% 39% 10% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
80 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 47% 38% 9% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
80 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 49% 40% 9% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
80 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 48% 39% 9% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
83 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 43% 35% 8% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
84 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 46% 39% 7% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
84 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 48% 41% 7% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
84 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 48% 41% 7% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV
84 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 49% 42% 7% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
88 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 48% 42% 6% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
88 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 46% 40% 6% Track FL Jr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
88 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 49% 43% 6% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
88 NH Sununu, John R Jr 46% 40% 6% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
92 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 47% 42% 5% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
93 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 49% 45% 4% Track AK Jr
94 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 40% 38% 2% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
95 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 36% 36% 0% Track NJ Jr * WABC-TV WCAU-TV
96 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 43% 44% -1% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
97 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 46% 49% -3% Track LA Sr
97 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 43% 46% -3% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
99 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 37% 47% -10% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
99 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 42% 52% -10% Track MT Jr
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.