APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 1/26/06
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 1/26/06
01/26/06 Net 1/06
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove
1 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 75% 21% 54% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
2 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 73% 19% 54% Track HI Sr KHON-TV
3 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 72% 22% 50% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
3 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 72% 20% 52% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
5 AZ McCain, John R Sr 71% 26% 45% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
5 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 71% 22% 49% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
7 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 70% 26% 44% Track SD Sr
8 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 67% 27% 40% Track ND Sr
8 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 67% 24% 43% Track NE Jr
10 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 66% 27% 39% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
10 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 66% 28% 38% Track VT Jr
10 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 66% 28% 38% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
10 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 66% 29% 37% Track AK Sr
14 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 65% 31% 34% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
14 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 65% 29% 36% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
14 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 65% 29% 36% Track VT Sr
17 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 64% 32% 32% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
17 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 64% 30% 34% Track ND Jr
17 LA Vitter, David R Jr 64% 29% 35% Track LA Jr
20 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 63% 24% 39% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
20 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 63% 30% 33% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
20 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 63% 33% 30% Track MS Jr
20 VA Warner, John R Sr 63% 25% 38% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
24 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 62% 29% 33% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
24 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 62% 29% 33% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
24 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 62% 26% 36% Track IN Sr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
27 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 61% 34% 27% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
28 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 60% 32% 28% Track MT Sr
28 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 60% 30% 30% Track IN Jr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
28 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 60% 31% 29% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
28 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 60% 29% 31% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
28 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 60% 31% 29% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
28 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 60% 29% 31% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
28 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 60% 27% 33% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
35 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 59% 31% 28% Track HI Jr KHON-TV
35 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 59% 28% 31% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
35 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track MS Sr
35 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track NE Sr
35 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 59% 31% 28% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
35 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 59% 38% 21% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
35 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 59% 31% 28% Track WY Sr
35 SD Thune, John R Jr 59% 37% 22% Track SD Jr
43 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 58% 32% 26% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV
43 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 58% 32% 26% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
43 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 58% 31% 27% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
43 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 58% 32% 26% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
43 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 58% 34% 24% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
43 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 58% 30% 28% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
49 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 57% 27% 30% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
49 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 57% 38% 19% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
49 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 57% 30% 27% Track ID Sr
49 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 57% 31% 26% Track WY Jr
49 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 57% 37% 20% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
54 VA Allen, George R Jr 56% 29% 27% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
54 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 56% 40% 16% Track LA Sr
56 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 55% 36% 19% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV
56 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 55% 36% 19% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
56 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 55% 29% 26% Track ID Jr
56 MA Kerry, John D Jr 55% 39% 16% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
56 CO Salazar, Ken D Jr 55% 34% 21% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
61 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 54% 35% 19% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
61 WI Feingold, Russell D Jr 54% 38% 16% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
61 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 54% 39% 15% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
64 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 53% 34% 19% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
64 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 53% 38% 15% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
64 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 53% 34% 19% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
64 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 53% 40% 13% Track AK Jr
64 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 53% 39% 14% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
64 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 53% 29% 24% Track FL Sr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
64 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 53% 35% 18% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV
71 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 52% 36% 16% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
71 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 52% 34% 18% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
71 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 52% 34% 18% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
71 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 52% 38% 14% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
71 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 52% 37% 15% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
71 NH Sununu, John R Jr 52% 36% 16% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
77 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 51% 35% 16% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
77 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 51% 36% 15% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
77 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 51% 34% 17% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
77 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 51% 35% 16% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
81 NV Ensign, John R Jr 50% 37% 13% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
81 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 50% 36% 14% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
81 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 50% 35% 15% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
81 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV
85 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 49% 39% 10% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
85 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 49% 38% 11% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
85 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 49% 40% 9% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
88 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 48% 34% 14% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
88 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 48% 39% 9% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
88 NJ Corzine, Jon D Sr 48% 40% 8% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
88 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 48% 43% 5% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
92 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 47% 41% 6% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
93 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 46% 31% 15% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
94 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 44% 35% 9% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
94 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 44% 39% 5% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
94 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 44% 46% -2% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
97 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 43% 44% -1% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
97 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 43% 42% 1% Track FL Jr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
99 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 42% 51% -9% Track MT Jr
100 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Jr 40% 44% -4% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
Weighted Average 54% 34% 20%  
('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 57% 33% 24%  
('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 1/13/06 to 1/15/06. 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.