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