APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 09/26/06
SORT ► ALPHABETICAL BY STATE
ALPHABETICAL BY SENATOR'S LAST NAME
BY HIGHEST 'NET JOB APPROVAL'
BY HIGHEST APPROVAL
BY PARTY / DEMOCRATS
BY PARTY / REPUBLICANS
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 09/26/06
09/26/06 Net 09/06
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove
1 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 73% 20% 53% Track ND Sr SurveyUSA
1 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 73% 24% 49% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
3 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 69% 24% 45% Track MS Sr SurveyUSA
3 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 69% 26% 43% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
3 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 69% 24% 45% Track ND Jr SurveyUSA
3 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 69% 25% 44% Track VT Sr SurveyUSA
3 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 69% 25% 44% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
3 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 69% 24% 45% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
9 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 67% 27% 40% Track HI Sr SurveyUSA
9 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 67% 25% 42% Track SD Sr SurveyUSA
9 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 67% 29% 38% Track MS Jr SurveyUSA
12 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 66% 26% 40% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
12 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 66% 27% 39% Track VT Jr SurveyUSA
14 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 65% 28% 37% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
15 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 63% 34% 29% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
15 AZ McCain, John R Sr 63% 32% 31% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
15 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 63% 27% 36% Track WY Sr SurveyUSA
15 LA Vitter, David R Jr 63% 30% 33% Track LA Jr SurveyUSA
19 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 62% 35% 27% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
19 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 62% 31% 31% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
19 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 62% 32% 30% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
19 SD Thune, John R Jr 62% 34% 28% Track SD Jr SurveyUSA
23 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 61% 30% 31% Track MT Sr SurveyUSA
23 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 61% 32% 29% Track IN Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
23 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 61% 30% 31% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
23 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 61% 28% 33% Track WY Jr SurveyUSA
23 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 61% 35% 26% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
28 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 60% 32% 28% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
28 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 60% 31% 29% Track IN Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
28 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 60% 33% 27% Track NE Jr SurveyUSA
28 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 60% 32% 28% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
32 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 59% 37% 22% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
32 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 59% 29% 30% Track ID Jr SurveyUSA
32 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 59% 33% 26% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
32 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track AK Sr SurveyUSA
36 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 58% 32% 26% Track NC Sr WFMY-TV
36 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 58% 35% 23% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
36 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 58% 34% 24% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
39 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 57% 32% 25% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
39 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 57% 36% 21% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
39 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 57% 39% 18% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
42 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 56% 37% 19% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
42 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 56% 38% 18% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
42 VA Warner, John R Sr 56% 33% 23% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
45 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 55% 31% 24% Track ID Sr SurveyUSA
45 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 55% 37% 18% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
45 NV Ensign, John R Jr 55% 36% 19% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
45 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 55% 36% 19% Track NE Sr SurveyUSA
45 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 55% 38% 17% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
45 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 55% 33% 22% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
51 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 54% 34% 20% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
51 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 54% 37% 17% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
51 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 54% 36% 18% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
51 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 54% 40% 14% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
51 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 54% 37% 17% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
56 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 53% 39% 14% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
56 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 53% 38% 15% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
56 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 53% 38% 15% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
56 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 53% 37% 16% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
60 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 52% 37% 15% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
60 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 52% 41% 11% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
60 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 52% 37% 15% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
63 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 51% 40% 11% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
63 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 51% 39% 12% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
63 WI Feingold, Russ D Jr 51% 42% 9% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
63 MA Kerry, John D Jr 51% 44% 7% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
63 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 51% 38% 13% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
63 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 51% 39% 12% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
63 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 51% 37% 14% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
63 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 51% 37% 14% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
71 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 50% 42% 8% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
71 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 50% 41% 9% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
71 NH Sununu, John R Jr 50% 42% 8% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
74 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 49% 45% 4% Track HI Jr SurveyUSA
74 VA Allen, George R Jr 49% 41% 8% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
74 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 49% 45% 4% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
74 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 49% 41% 8% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
74 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 49% 47% 2% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
79 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 48% 41% 7% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
79 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 48% 44% 4% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
79 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 48% 34% 14% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
79 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 48% 46% 2% Track LA Sr SurveyUSA
79 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 48% 44% 4% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
84 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 47% 37% 10% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
84 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 47% 37% 10% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
84 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 47% 47% 0% Track AK Jr SurveyUSA
87 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 45% 44% 1% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
88 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 44% 42% 2% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
88 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 44% 40% 4% Track NC Jr WFMY-TV
88 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 44% 47% -3% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
88 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 44% 41% 3% Track FL Jr WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
92 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 43% 44% -1% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
92 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 43% 48% -5% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
92 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 43% 45% -2% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
95 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 42% 50% -8% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
95 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 42% 39% 3% Track FL Sr WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
97 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 40% 40% 0% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
98 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 39% 53% -14% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
99 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 38% 45% -7% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
100 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 36% 57% -21% Track MT Jr SurveyUSA
Weighted Average 52% 38% 14%  
('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% 36% 19%  
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
2006 SurveyUSA, Verona NJ. All Rights Reserved    
600 adults age 18+ in each of the 50 states were interviewed by SurveyUSA 9/14/06 to 9/17/06. 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.