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'
BY HIGHEST APPROVAL
Sorted
SORTED BY 04/06 'NET APPROVAL' (approval minus disapproval) MEDIA SPONSOR
APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 03/23/06
04/20/06 Net 04/06
Approval
Tracking
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove
1 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 72% 22% 50% Track SD Sr
2 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
3 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 72% 25% 47% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
3 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 71% 24% 47% Track ND Sr
5 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 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 68% 24% 44% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
9 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 68% 27% 41% Track NE Jr
10 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 67% 27% 40% Track VT Sr
11 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 65% 27% 38% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
12 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 66% 29% 37% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
13 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 65% 29% 36% Track MS Sr
13 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 67% 31% 36% Track MS Jr
15 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 64% 29% 35% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
16 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 65% 32% 33% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
16 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 61% 28% 33% Track ID Jr
18 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 62% 30% 32% Track IN Sr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
19 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 64% 33% 31% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
19 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 62% 31% 31% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
21 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 63% 33% 30% Track MT Sr
21 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 62% 32% 30% Track WV Sr
23 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 62% 33% 29% Track IN Jr WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
24 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 60% 32% 28% Track VT Jr
24 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 60% 32% 28% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
26 AZ McCain, John R Sr 62% 35% 27% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
26 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 59% 32% 27% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
26 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 60% 33% 27% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
26 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 61% 34% 27% Track AK Sr
26 LA Vitter, David R Jr 60% 33% 27% Track LA Jr
31 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 61% 35% 26% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
31 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track ID Sr
31 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 59% 33% 26% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
34 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 59% 34% 25% Track WY Jr
34 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 59% 34% 25% Track NE Sr
36 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 58% 34% 24% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
36 VA Warner, John R Sr 57% 33% 24% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
38 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 58% 35% 23% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
38 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 58% 35% 23% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
40 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 59% 37% 22% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
41 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 56% 35% 21% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
41 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
43 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 55% 36% 19% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
43 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 58% 39% 19% Track LA Sr
45 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 55% 37% 18% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
45 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 54% 36% 18% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
45 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 53% 35% 18% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
48 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 54% 37% 17% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
48 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 55% 38% 17% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
50 VA Allen, George R Jr 53% 37% 16% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
50 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 55% 39% 16% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
50 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 56% 40% 16% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
50 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 54% 38% 16% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
50 SD Thune, John R Jr 56% 40% 16% Track SD Jr
55 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 49% 35% 14% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
55 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 52% 38% 14% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
55 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 52% 38% 14% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
58 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 52% 39% 13% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
58 NV Ensign, John R Jr 50% 37% 13% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
58 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 52% 39% 13% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
61 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 53% 41% 12% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
61 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 52% 40% 12% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
61 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 52% 40% 12% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
61 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
65 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 52% 41% 11% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
66 MA Kerry, John D Jr 53% 43% 10% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
67 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 50% 41% 9% Track HI Jr
67 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 50% 41% 9% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
67 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 49% 40% 9% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
70 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 51% 43% 8% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
70 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 50% 42% 8% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
70 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 51% 43% 8% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
73 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 48% 41% 7% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
73 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 48% 41% 7% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
73 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 51% 44% 7% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
76 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 51% 45% 6% Track AK Jr
76 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 46% 40% 6% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
76 NH Sununu, John R Jr 48% 42% 6% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
76 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 48% 42% 6% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
80 WI Feingold, Russell D Jr 50% 45% 5% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
80 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 48% 43% 5% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
80 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 50% 45% 5% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
80 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 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 45% 42% 3% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
86 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 47% 47% 0% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
86 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 39% 39% 0% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
86 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 42% 42% 0% Track FL Sr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
89 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 44% 45% -1% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
89 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 43% 44% -1% Track FL Jr WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
89 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 43% 44% -1% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
92 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 44% 46% -2% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
93 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 44% 47% -3% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
94 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 43% 47% -4% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
94 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 41% 45% -4% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
96 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 41% 46% -5% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
97 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 39% 45% -6% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
98 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 40% 48% -8% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
99 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 40% 56% -16% Track MT Jr
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.