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'
BY HIGHEST APPROVAL
Sorted
SORTED BY 3/06 'NET APPROVAL' (approval minus disapproval) MEDIA SPONSOR
APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 03/23/06
03/23/06 Net 3/06
Approval
Tracking
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove
1 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 72% 22% 50% Track ND Sr
2 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 69% 21% 48% Track HI Sr KHON-TV
2 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
4 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 70% 23% 47% Track NE Jr
5 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 71% 25% 46% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
6 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 68% 23% 45% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
6 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 70% 25% 45% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
6 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 69% 24% 45% Track SD Sr
9 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 69% 26% 43% Track VT Sr
10 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 69% 27% 42% Track MS Jr
11 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 65% 26% 39% Track MS Sr
11 VA Warner, John R Sr 63% 24% 39% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
11 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 66% 27% 39% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
14 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 66% 28% 38% Track ND Jr
14 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 65% 27% 38% Track VT Jr
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
18 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 65% 29% 36% Track AK Sr
18 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 63% 27% 36% Track ID Jr
20 AZ McCain, John R Sr 64% 29% 35% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
20 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 63% 28% 35% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
22 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 60% 27% 33% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
23 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 60% 28% 32% Track WY Sr
24 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 62% 31% 31% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
24 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 63% 32% 31% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
24 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 59% 28% 31% Track HI Jr KHON-TV
24 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 59% 28% 31% Track IN Sr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
28 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 60% 30% 30% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
28 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 59% 29% 30% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
30 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 59% 31% 28% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
30 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 57% 29% 28% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
30 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 58% 30% 28% Track IN Jr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
33 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 58% 31% 27% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
33 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 60% 33% 27% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
33 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 59% 32% 27% Track ID Sr
33 LA Vitter, David R Jr 60% 33% 27% Track LA Jr
33 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 59% 32% 27% Track NE Sr
33 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 57% 30% 27% Track WY Jr
39 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 58% 32% 26% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
39 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 57% 31% 26% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
41 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 56% 31% 25% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
41 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 61% 36% 25% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
41 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 57% 32% 25% Track MT Sr
41 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 57% 32% 25% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
41 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 57% 32% 25% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
41 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 59% 34% 25% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
47 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 57% 33% 24% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
48 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 56% 33% 23% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
49 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 58% 36% 22% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
50 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
50 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
50 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 55% 34% 21% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
53 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 54% 34% 20% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
53 VA Allen, George R Jr 51% 31% 20% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
53 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 58% 38% 20% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
56 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 55% 36% 19% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
56 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 49% 30% 19% Track FL Sr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
56 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 57% 38% 19% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
59 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 53% 35% 18% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV
59 NV Ensign, John R Jr 52% 34% 18% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
61 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 55% 38% 17% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
61 SD Thune, John R Jr 56% 39% 17% Track SD Jr
63 NH Sununu, John R Jr 52% 36% 16% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
63 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 46% 30% 16% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
63 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 51% 35% 16% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
66 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 54% 39% 15% Track AK Jr
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 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 54% 39% 15% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
71 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 50% 36% 14% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
71 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 53% 39% 14% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
71 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 53% 39% 14% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
74 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 49% 36% 13% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
74 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 51% 38% 13% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV
74 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 51% 38% 13% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
77 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV
77 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 49% 37% 12% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
77 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
80 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 53% 42% 11% Track LA Sr
80 WI Feingold, Russell D Jr 52% 41% 11% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
80 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 48% 37% 11% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
83 MA Kerry, John D Jr 53% 43% 10% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
83 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 46% 36% 10% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
83 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 52% 42% 10% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
83 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 47% 37% 10% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
87 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 45% 36% 9% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
87 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 49% 40% 9% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
89 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 48% 40% 8% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
90 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 45% 38% 7% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
90 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 46% 39% 7% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
90 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 46% 39% 7% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
93 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 48% 42% 6% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
93 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 48% 42% 6% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
93 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 44% 38% 6% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
96 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 46% 41% 5% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
97 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 43% 39% 4% Track FL Jr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
98 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.