APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 08/17/06
SORT ► ALPHABETICAL BY STATE
ALPHABETICAL BY SENATOR'S LAST NAME
BY HIGHEST 'NET JOB APPROVAL'
BY HIGHEST APPROVAL
BY PARTY / DEMOCRATS
BY PARTY / REPUBLICANS

SORTED BY PARTY: DEMOCRATS (then Republicans, then Independents) MEDIA SPONSOR
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 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 72% 22% 50% Track ND Jr SurveyUSA
3 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 73% 24% 49% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
4 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 71% 24% 47% Track SD Sr SurveyUSA
5 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 68% 22% 46% Track HI Sr SurveyUSA
6 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 69% 25% 44% Track VT Sr SurveyUSA
7 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 67% 26% 41% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
8 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 67% 27% 40% Track NE Jr SurveyUSA
9 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 65% 32% 33% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
10 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 63% 32% 31% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
10 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 62% 31% 31% Track MT Sr SurveyUSA
12 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 61% 31% 30% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
13 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 59% 30% 29% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
14 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 58% 30% 28% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
15 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 61% 35% 26% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
16 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 60% 35% 25% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
16 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 59% 34% 25% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
16 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 59% 34% 25% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
19 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 57% 33% 24% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
20 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 57% 36% 21% Track IN Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
21 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 56% 36% 20% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
22 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 56% 37% 19% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
22 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 56% 37% 19% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
24 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 55% 38% 17% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
24 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 55% 38% 17% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
26 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 55% 39% 16% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
26 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 56% 40% 16% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
28 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 53% 39% 14% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
29 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 55% 42% 13% Track LA Sr SurveyUSA
29 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 53% 40% 13% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
31 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 53% 42% 11% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
31 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 51% 40% 11% Track HI Jr SurveyUSA
33 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 52% 42% 10% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
33 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 53% 43% 10% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
35 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 51% 42% 9% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
35 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 52% 43% 9% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
35 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 47% 38% 9% Track FL Sr WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
35 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 48% 39% 9% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
39 WI Feingold, Russ D Jr 51% 44% 7% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
40 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 49% 43% 6% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
41 MA Kerry, John D Jr 49% 44% 5% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
42 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 42% 43% -1% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
43 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 43% 46% -3% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
44 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 41% 48% -7% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
45 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
45 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
47 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 66% 28% 38% Track MS Sr SurveyUSA
48 LA Vitter, David R Jr 65% 29% 36% Track LA Jr SurveyUSA
48 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 64% 28% 36% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
50 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 66% 31% 35% Track MS Jr SurveyUSA
51 AZ McCain, John R Sr 63% 32% 31% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
51 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 60% 29% 31% Track ID Jr SurveyUSA
51 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 62% 31% 31% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
54 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 61% 31% 30% Track WY Sr SurveyUSA
54 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 60% 30% 30% Track WY Jr SurveyUSA
56 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 61% 32% 29% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
57 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 61% 34% 27% Track AK Sr SurveyUSA
58 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track IN Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
58 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 60% 34% 26% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
60 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 58% 33% 25% Track ID Sr SurveyUSA
61 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 57% 33% 24% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
62 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 55% 33% 22% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
63 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
63 VA Warner, John R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
63 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 57% 36% 21% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
66 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 53% 36% 17% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
66 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 55% 38% 17% Track NE Sr SurveyUSA
68 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 55% 39% 16% Track AK Jr SurveyUSA
68 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 51% 35% 16% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
70 SD Thune, John R Jr 56% 41% 15% Track SD Jr SurveyUSA
70 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 53% 38% 15% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
72 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 54% 40% 14% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
73 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 51% 38% 13% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
73 VA Allen, George R Jr 51% 38% 13% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
75 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 49% 37% 12% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
75 NV Ensign, John R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
77 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 52% 41% 11% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
77 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 51% 40% 11% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
79 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 51% 41% 10% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
79 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 51% 41% 10% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
79 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 50% 40% 10% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
79 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 50% 40% 10% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
83 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 48% 39% 9% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
84 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 51% 43% 8% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
84 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 51% 43% 8% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
84 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 48% 40% 8% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
84 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 47% 39% 8% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
88 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 51% 44% 7% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
89 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 49% 44% 5% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
90 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 48% 45% 3% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
91 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 46% 44% 2% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
91 NH Sununu, John R Jr 47% 45% 2% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
93 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 45% 44% 1% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
94 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 43% 44% -1% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
95 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 42% 45% -3% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
96 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 42% 46% -4% Track FL Jr WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
97 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 43% 48% -5% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
98 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 42% 48% -6% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
99 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 39% 55% -16% Track MT Jr SurveyUSA
100 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 63% 31% 32% Track VT 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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