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