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