APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 03/23/06
SORT ► ALPHABETICAL BY STATE
ALPHABETICAL BY SENATOR'S LAST NAME
BY HIGHEST 'NET JOB APPROVAL'
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 03/23/06
03/23/06 Net 3/06
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove
1 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
1 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 72% 22% 50% Track ND Sr
3 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 71% 25% 46% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
4 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 70% 25% 45% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
4 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 70% 23% 47% Track NE Jr
6 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 69% 21% 48% Track HI Sr KHON-TV
6 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 69% 27% 42% Track MS Jr
6 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 69% 24% 45% Track SD Sr
6 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 69% 26% 43% Track VT Sr
10 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 68% 23% 45% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
11 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 66% 28% 38% Track ND Jr
11 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 66% 27% 39% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
13 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 65% 29% 36% Track AK Sr
13 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 65% 26% 39% Track MS Sr
13 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 65% 27% 38% Track VT Jr
16 AZ McCain, John R Sr 64% 29% 35% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
16 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 64% 27% 37% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
16 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 64% 27% 37% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
19 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 63% 27% 36% Track ID Jr
19 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 63% 28% 35% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
19 VA Warner, John R Sr 63% 24% 39% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
19 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 63% 32% 31% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
23 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 62% 31% 31% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
24 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 61% 36% 25% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
25 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 60% 33% 27% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
25 LA Vitter, David R Jr 60% 33% 27% Track LA Jr
25 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 60% 27% 33% 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 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 60% 28% 32% Track WY Sr
30 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 59% 31% 28% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
30 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 59% 28% 31% Track HI Jr KHON-TV
30 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 59% 32% 27% Track ID Sr
30 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 59% 28% 31% Track IN Sr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
30 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 59% 32% 27% Track NE Sr
30 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 59% 29% 30% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
30 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 59% 34% 25% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
37 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 58% 31% 27% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
37 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 58% 32% 26% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
37 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 58% 30% 28% Track IN Jr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
37 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 58% 38% 20% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
37 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 58% 36% 22% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
42 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 57% 29% 28% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
42 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 57% 33% 24% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
42 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 57% 32% 25% Track MT Sr
42 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 57% 31% 26% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
42 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 57% 32% 25% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
42 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 57% 38% 19% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
42 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 57% 32% 25% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
42 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 57% 30% 27% Track WY Jr
50 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 56% 33% 23% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
50 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
50 SD Thune, John R Jr 56% 39% 17% Track SD Jr
50 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
50 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 56% 31% 25% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
55 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 55% 34% 21% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
55 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 55% 38% 17% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
55 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 55% 36% 19% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
58 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 54% 39% 15% Track AK Jr
58 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 54% 34% 20% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
58 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 54% 39% 15% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
61 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 53% 39% 14% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
61 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 53% 42% 11% Track LA Sr
61 MA Kerry, John D Jr 53% 43% 10% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
61 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 53% 35% 18% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV
61 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 53% 39% 14% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
66 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 52% 37% 15% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
66 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 52% 37% 15% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
66 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 52% 37% 15% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV
66 NH Sununu, John R Jr 52% 36% 16% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
66 NV Ensign, John R Jr 52% 34% 18% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
66 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 52% 42% 10% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
66 WI Feingold, Russell D Jr 52% 41% 11% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
73 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 51% 38% 13% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV
73 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 51% 35% 16% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
73 VA Allen, George R Jr 51% 31% 20% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
73 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 51% 38% 13% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
77 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 50% 36% 14% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
77 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV
77 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
80 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 49% 30% 19% Track FL Sr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
80 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 49% 36% 13% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
80 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 49% 40% 9% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
80 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 49% 37% 12% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
84 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 48% 42% 6% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
84 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 48% 40% 8% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
84 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 48% 42% 6% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
84 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 48% 37% 11% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
88 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 47% 37% 10% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
89 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 46% 36% 10% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
89 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 46% 30% 16% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
89 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 46% 39% 7% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
89 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 46% 41% 5% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
89 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 46% 39% 7% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
94 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 45% 36% 9% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
94 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 45% 38% 7% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
96 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 44% 38% 6% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
97 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 43% 39% 4% Track FL Jr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
97 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 43% 48% -5% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
99 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 39% 47% -8% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
100 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 38% 52% -14% Track MT Jr
Weighted Average 53% 36% 18%   << This apparent discrepancy is due to rounding: 53.17% - 35.58% = 17.59%
('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% 22%  
('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 3/10/06 to 3/12/06. 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.