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
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SORTED BY 08/06 'NET APPROVAL' (approval minus disapproval) 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 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
4 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 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 68% 22% 46% Track HI Sr SurveyUSA
8 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 69% 25% 44% Track VT Sr SurveyUSA
9 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 67% 26% 41% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
10 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 67% 27% 40% Track NE Jr SurveyUSA
11 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 66% 28% 38% Track MS Sr SurveyUSA
12 LA Vitter, David R Jr 65% 29% 36% Track LA Jr SurveyUSA
12 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 64% 28% 36% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
14 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 66% 31% 35% Track MS Jr SurveyUSA
15 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 65% 32% 33% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
16 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 63% 31% 32% Track VT Jr SurveyUSA
17 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 62% 31% 31% Track MT Sr SurveyUSA
17 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 63% 32% 31% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
17 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 60% 29% 31% Track ID Jr SurveyUSA
17 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 62% 31% 31% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
17 AZ McCain, John R Sr 63% 32% 31% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
22 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 60% 30% 30% Track WY Jr SurveyUSA
22 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 61% 31% 30% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
22 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 61% 31% 30% Track WY Sr SurveyUSA
25 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 59% 30% 29% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
25 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 61% 32% 29% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
27 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 58% 30% 28% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
28 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 61% 34% 27% Track AK Sr SurveyUSA
29 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 61% 35% 26% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
29 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 60% 34% 26% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
29 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track IN Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
32 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 60% 35% 25% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
32 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 58% 33% 25% Track ID Sr SurveyUSA
32 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 59% 34% 25% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
32 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 59% 34% 25% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
36 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 57% 33% 24% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
36 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 57% 33% 24% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
38 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 55% 33% 22% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
39 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
39 VA Warner, John R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
39 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 57% 36% 21% Track IN Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
39 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 57% 36% 21% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
43 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 56% 36% 20% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
44 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 56% 37% 19% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
44 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 56% 37% 19% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
46 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 55% 38% 17% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
46 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 55% 38% 17% Track NE Sr SurveyUSA
46 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 53% 36% 17% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
46 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 55% 38% 17% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
50 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 55% 39% 16% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
50 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 51% 35% 16% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
50 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 56% 40% 16% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
50 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 55% 39% 16% Track AK Jr SurveyUSA
54 SD Thune, John R Jr 56% 41% 15% Track SD Jr SurveyUSA
54 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 53% 38% 15% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
56 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 54% 40% 14% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
56 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 53% 39% 14% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
58 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 55% 42% 13% Track LA Sr SurveyUSA
58 VA Allen, George R Jr 51% 38% 13% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
58 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 53% 40% 13% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
58 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 51% 38% 13% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
62 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 49% 37% 12% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
62 NV Ensign, John R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
64 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 53% 42% 11% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
64 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 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 51% 40% 11% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
68 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 51% 41% 10% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
68 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 52% 42% 10% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
68 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 53% 43% 10% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
68 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 51% 41% 10% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
68 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 50% 40% 10% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
68 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 50% 40% 10% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
74 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 52% 43% 9% Track NV Sr KVBC-TV
74 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 51% 42% 9% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
74 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 47% 38% 9% Track FL Sr WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
74 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 48% 39% 9% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
74 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 48% 39% 9% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
79 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 51% 43% 8% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
79 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 51% 43% 8% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
79 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 47% 39% 8% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
79 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 48% 40% 8% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
83 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 51% 44% 7% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
83 WI Feingold, Russ D Jr 51% 44% 7% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
85 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 49% 43% 6% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
86 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 49% 44% 5% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
86 MA Kerry, John D Jr 49% 44% 5% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
88 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 48% 45% 3% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
89 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 46% 44% 2% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
89 NH Sununu, John R Jr 47% 45% 2% Track NH Jr WBZ-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 Menendez, Robert D Jr 42% 43% -1% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
94 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 42% 45% -3% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
94 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 43% 46% -3% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-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 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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