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

SORTED BY PARTY: DEMOCRATS (then Republicans, then Independents) MEDIA SPONSOR
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
2 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 69% 24% 45% Track ND Jr SurveyUSA
2 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 69% 24% 45% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
4 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 69% 25% 44% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
4 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 69% 25% 44% Track VT Sr SurveyUSA
6 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 67% 25% 42% Track SD Sr SurveyUSA
7 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 67% 27% 40% Track HI Sr SurveyUSA
8 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 61% 30% 31% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
8 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 61% 30% 31% Track MT Sr SurveyUSA
8 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 62% 31% 31% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
11 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 61% 32% 29% Track IN Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
11 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 63% 34% 29% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
13 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 62% 35% 27% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
13 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 60% 33% 27% Track NE Jr SurveyUSA
15 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 59% 33% 26% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
16 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 57% 32% 25% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
17 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 58% 34% 24% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
18 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 58% 35% 23% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
19 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 55% 33% 22% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
19 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 59% 37% 22% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
21 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 56% 37% 19% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
22 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 54% 36% 18% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
22 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 55% 37% 18% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
22 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 56% 38% 18% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
22 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 57% 39% 18% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
26 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 54% 37% 17% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
26 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 55% 38% 17% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
28 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 52% 37% 15% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
29 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 51% 37% 14% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
29 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 54% 40% 14% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
29 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 53% 39% 14% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
32 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 51% 38% 13% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
33 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 51% 39% 12% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
33 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 51% 39% 12% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
35 WI Feingold, Russ D Jr 51% 42% 9% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
36 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 50% 42% 8% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
37 MA Kerry, John D Jr 51% 44% 7% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
38 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 49% 45% 4% Track HI Jr SurveyUSA
39 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 42% 39% 3% Track FL Sr WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
40 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 49% 47% 2% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
40 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 48% 46% 2% Track LA Sr SurveyUSA
42 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 40% 40% 0% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
43 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 43% 48% -5% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
44 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 38% 45% -7% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
45 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 73% 24% 49% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
46 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 69% 24% 45% Track MS Sr SurveyUSA
47 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 69% 26% 43% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
48 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 66% 26% 40% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
49 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 67% 29% 38% Track MS Jr SurveyUSA
50 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 65% 28% 37% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
51 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 63% 27% 36% Track WY Sr SurveyUSA
52 LA Vitter, David R Jr 63% 30% 33% Track LA Jr SurveyUSA
53 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 61% 28% 33% Track WY Jr SurveyUSA
53 AZ McCain, John R Sr 63% 32% 31% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
55 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 62% 32% 30% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
56 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 59% 29% 30% Track ID Jr SurveyUSA
56 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 60% 31% 29% Track IN Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
58 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 60% 32% 28% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
59 SD Thune, John R Jr 62% 34% 28% Track SD Jr SurveyUSA
59 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 60% 32% 28% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
59 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 61% 35% 26% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
62 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track AK Sr SurveyUSA
62 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 58% 32% 26% Track NC Sr WFMY-TV
62 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 55% 31% 24% Track ID Sr SurveyUSA
65 VA Warner, John R Sr 56% 33% 23% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
66 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 57% 36% 21% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
67 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 54% 34% 20% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
68 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 55% 36% 19% Track NE Sr SurveyUSA
69 NV Ensign, John R Jr 55% 36% 19% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
69 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 54% 37% 17% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
71 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 53% 37% 16% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
72 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 53% 38% 15% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
73 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 52% 37% 15% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
73 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 53% 38% 15% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
73 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 51% 37% 14% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
76 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 48% 34% 14% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
76 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 52% 41% 11% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
78 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 51% 40% 11% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
78 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 47% 37% 10% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
80 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 47% 37% 10% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
80 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 50% 41% 9% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
82 NH Sununu, John R Jr 50% 42% 8% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
83 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 49% 41% 8% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
83 VA Allen, George R Jr 49% 41% 8% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
83 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 48% 41% 7% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
86 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 48% 44% 4% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
87 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 44% 40% 4% Track NC Jr WFMY-TV
87 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 49% 45% 4% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
87 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 48% 44% 4% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
87 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 44% 41% 3% Track FL Jr WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
91 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 44% 42% 2% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
92 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 45% 44% 1% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
93 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 47% 47% 0% Track AK Jr SurveyUSA
94 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 43% 44% -1% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
95 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 43% 45% -2% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
96 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 44% 47% -3% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
97 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 42% 50% -8% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
98 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 39% 53% -14% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
99 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 36% 57% -21% Track MT Jr SurveyUSA
100 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 66% 27% 39% Track VT 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).
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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.