APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 08/17/06
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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 08/17/06
08/17/06 Net 08/06
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove
1 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 74% 21% 53% Track ND Sr SurveyUSA
2 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 73% 24% 49% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
3 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
3 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 72% 22% 50% Track ND Jr SurveyUSA
3 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
6 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 71% 24% 47% Track SD Sr SurveyUSA
7 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 69% 25% 44% Track VT Sr SurveyUSA
8 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 68% 22% 46% Track HI Sr SurveyUSA
9 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 67% 27% 40% Track NE Jr SurveyUSA
9 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 67% 26% 41% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
11 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 66% 28% 38% Track MS Sr SurveyUSA
11 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 66% 31% 35% Track MS Jr SurveyUSA
13 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 65% 32% 33% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
13 LA Vitter, David R Jr 65% 29% 36% Track LA Jr SurveyUSA
15 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 64% 28% 36% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
16 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 63% 32% 31% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
16 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 63% 31% 32% Track VT Jr SurveyUSA
16 AZ McCain, John R Sr 63% 32% 31% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
19 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 62% 31% 31% Track MT Sr SurveyUSA
19 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 62% 31% 31% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
21 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 61% 35% 26% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
21 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 61% 32% 29% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
21 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 61% 31% 30% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
21 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 61% 34% 27% Track AK Sr SurveyUSA
21 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 61% 31% 30% Track WY Sr SurveyUSA
26 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 60% 29% 31% Track ID Jr SurveyUSA
26 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 60% 30% 30% Track WY Jr SurveyUSA
26 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 60% 34% 26% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
26 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 60% 35% 25% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
30 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 59% 30% 29% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
30 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track IN Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
30 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 59% 34% 25% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
30 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 59% 34% 25% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
34 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 58% 33% 25% Track ID Sr SurveyUSA
34 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 58% 30% 28% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
36 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 57% 36% 21% Track IN Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
36 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 57% 33% 24% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
36 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 57% 36% 21% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
36 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 57% 33% 24% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
40 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 56% 37% 19% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
40 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 56% 36% 20% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
40 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 56% 40% 16% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
40 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 56% 37% 19% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
40 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
40 SD Thune, John R Jr 56% 41% 15% Track SD Jr SurveyUSA
40 VA Warner, John R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
47 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 55% 33% 22% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
47 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 55% 38% 17% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
47 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 55% 38% 17% Track NE Sr SurveyUSA
47 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 55% 39% 16% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
47 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 55% 42% 13% Track LA Sr SurveyUSA
47 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 55% 38% 17% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
47 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 55% 39% 16% Track AK Jr SurveyUSA
54 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 54% 40% 14% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
55 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 53% 38% 15% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
55 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 53% 42% 11% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
55 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 53% 36% 17% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
55 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 53% 43% 10% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
55 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 53% 40% 13% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
55 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 53% 39% 14% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
61 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 52% 42% 10% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
61 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 52% 43% 9% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
61 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 52% 41% 11% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
64 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 51% 40% 11% Track HI Jr SurveyUSA
64 VA Allen, George R Jr 51% 38% 13% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
64 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 51% 41% 10% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
64 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 51% 44% 7% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
64 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 51% 43% 8% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
64 WI Feingold, Russ D Jr 51% 44% 7% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
64 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 51% 40% 11% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
64 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 51% 35% 16% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
64 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 51% 41% 10% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
64 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 51% 38% 13% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
64 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 51% 43% 8% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
64 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 51% 42% 9% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
76 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 50% 40% 10% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
76 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 50% 40% 10% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
76 NV Ensign, John R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
79 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 49% 37% 12% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
79 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 49% 43% 6% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
79 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 49% 44% 5% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
79 MA Kerry, John D Jr 49% 44% 5% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
83 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 48% 40% 8% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
83 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 48% 39% 9% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
83 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 48% 45% 3% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
83 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 48% 39% 9% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
87 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 47% 39% 8% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
87 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 47% 38% 9% Track FL Sr WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
87 NH Sununu, John R Jr 47% 45% 2% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
90 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 46% 44% 2% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
91 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 45% 44% 1% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
92 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 43% 44% -1% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
92 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 43% 46% -3% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
92 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 43% 48% -5% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
95 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 42% 45% -3% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
95 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 42% 48% -6% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
95 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 42% 46% -4% Track FL Jr WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
95 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 42% 43% -1% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
99 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 41% 48% -7% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
100 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 39% 55% -16% Track MT Jr SurveyUSA
Weighted Average 52% 39% 14%   << This apparent discrepancy is due to rounding: 52.47% - 38.96% = 13.51%
('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% 19%   << This apparent discrepancy is due to rounding: 55.33% - 36.70% = 18.63%
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
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