APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 05/23/06
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 05/23/06
05/23/06 Net 05/06
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove
1 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 72% 25% 47% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
1 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 72% 22% 50% Track SD Sr
1 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
4 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 71% 24% 47% Track ND Sr
4 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 71% 25% 46% Track ND Jr
6 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 70% 25% 45% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
7 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 68% 24% 44% Track HI Sr
7 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 68% 27% 41% Track NE Jr
7 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 68% 24% 44% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
10 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 67% 27% 40% Track VT Sr
10 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 67% 31% 36% Track MS Jr
12 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 66% 29% 37% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
13 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 65% 32% 33% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
13 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 65% 29% 36% Track MS Sr
13 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 65% 27% 38% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
16 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 64% 33% 31% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
16 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 64% 29% 35% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
18 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 63% 33% 30% Track MT Sr
19 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 62% 33% 29% Track IN Jr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
19 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 62% 31% 31% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
19 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 62% 30% 32% Track IN Sr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
19 AZ McCain, John R Sr 62% 35% 27% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
19 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 62% 32% 30% Track WV Sr
24 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 61% 35% 26% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
24 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 61% 28% 33% Track ID Jr
24 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 61% 34% 27% Track AK Sr
27 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 60% 32% 28% Track VT Jr
27 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 60% 33% 27% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
27 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 60% 32% 28% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
27 LA Vitter, David R Jr 60% 33% 27% Track LA Jr
31 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 59% 32% 27% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
31 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track ID Sr
31 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 59% 34% 25% Track WY Jr
31 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 59% 34% 25% Track NE Sr
31 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 59% 37% 22% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
31 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 59% 33% 26% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
37 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 58% 34% 24% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
37 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 58% 35% 23% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
37 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 58% 39% 19% Track LA Sr
37 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 58% 35% 23% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
41 VA Warner, John R Sr 57% 33% 24% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
42 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 56% 40% 16% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
42 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 56% 35% 21% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
42 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
42 SD Thune, John R Jr 56% 40% 16% Track SD Jr
46 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 55% 36% 19% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
46 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 55% 37% 18% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
46 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 55% 39% 16% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
46 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 55% 38% 17% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
50 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 54% 37% 17% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
50 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 54% 36% 18% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
50 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 54% 38% 16% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
53 VA Allen, George R Jr 53% 37% 16% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
53 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 53% 41% 12% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
53 MA Kerry, John D Jr 53% 43% 10% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
53 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 53% 35% 18% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
57 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 52% 39% 13% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
57 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 52% 40% 12% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
57 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 52% 40% 12% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
57 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 52% 38% 14% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
57 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 52% 39% 13% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
57 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 52% 38% 14% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
57 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 52% 41% 11% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
64 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 51% 43% 8% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
64 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 51% 43% 8% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
64 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 51% 45% 6% Track AK Jr
64 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 51% 44% 7% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
68 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 50% 41% 9% Track HI Jr
68 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
68 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 50% 42% 8% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
68 NV Ensign, John R Jr 50% 37% 13% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
68 WI Feingold, Russell D Jr 50% 45% 5% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
68 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 50% 41% 9% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
68 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 50% 45% 5% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
75 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 49% 35% 14% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
75 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 49% 40% 9% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
77 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 48% 41% 7% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
77 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 48% 41% 7% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
77 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 48% 43% 5% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
77 NH Sununu, John R Jr 48% 42% 6% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
77 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 48% 42% 6% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
82 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 47% 47% 0% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
82 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 47% 42% 5% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
84 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 46% 43% 3% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
84 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 46% 40% 6% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
86 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 45% 42% 3% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
87 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 44% 46% -2% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
87 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 44% 45% -1% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
87 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 44% 47% -3% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
90 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 43% 47% -4% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
90 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 43% 44% -1% Track FL Jr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
90 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 43% 44% -1% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
93 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 42% 42% 0% Track FL Sr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
94 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 41% 45% -4% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
94 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 41% 46% -5% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
96 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 40% 48% -8% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
96 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 40% 56% -16% Track MT Jr
98 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 39% 45% -6% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
98 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 39% 39% 0% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
100 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 36% 57% -21% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
Weighted Average 51% 40% 11%  
('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% 37% 18%  
('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 5/12/06 to 5/14/06. 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.