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: REPUBLICANS (then Democrats, 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 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
1 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
3 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 66% 28% 38% Track MS Sr SurveyUSA
4 LA Vitter, David R Jr 65% 29% 36% Track LA Jr SurveyUSA
4 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 64% 28% 36% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
6 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 66% 31% 35% Track MS Jr SurveyUSA
7 AZ McCain, John R Sr 63% 32% 31% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
7 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 60% 29% 31% Track ID Jr SurveyUSA
7 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 62% 31% 31% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
10 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 61% 31% 30% Track WY Sr SurveyUSA
10 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 60% 30% 30% Track WY Jr SurveyUSA
12 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 61% 32% 29% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
13 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 61% 34% 27% Track AK Sr SurveyUSA
14 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 59% 33% 26% Track IN Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
14 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 60% 34% 26% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
16 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 58% 33% 25% Track ID Sr SurveyUSA
17 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 57% 33% 24% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
18 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 55% 33% 22% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
19 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
19 VA Warner, John R Sr 56% 35% 21% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
19 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 57% 36% 21% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
22 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 53% 36% 17% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
22 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 55% 38% 17% Track NE Sr SurveyUSA
24 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 55% 39% 16% Track AK Jr SurveyUSA
24 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 51% 35% 16% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
26 SD Thune, John R Jr 56% 41% 15% Track SD Jr SurveyUSA
26 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 53% 38% 15% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
28 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 54% 40% 14% Track NC Sr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
29 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 51% 38% 13% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
29 VA Allen, George R Jr 51% 38% 13% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
31 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 49% 37% 12% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
31 NV Ensign, John R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track NV Jr KVBC-TV
33 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 52% 41% 11% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
33 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 51% 40% 11% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
35 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 51% 41% 10% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
35 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 51% 41% 10% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
35 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 50% 40% 10% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
35 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 50% 40% 10% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
39 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 48% 39% 9% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
40 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 51% 43% 8% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
40 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 51% 43% 8% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
40 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 48% 40% 8% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
40 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 47% 39% 8% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
44 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 51% 44% 7% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
45 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 49% 44% 5% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
46 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 48% 45% 3% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
47 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 46% 44% 2% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
47 NH Sununu, John R Jr 47% 45% 2% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
49 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 45% 44% 1% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
50 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 43% 44% -1% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
51 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 42% 45% -3% Track NC Jr WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
52 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 42% 46% -4% Track FL Jr WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
53 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 43% 48% -5% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
54 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 42% 48% -6% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
55 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 39% 55% -16% Track MT Jr SurveyUSA
56 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 74% 21% 53% Track ND Sr SurveyUSA
57 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 72% 22% 50% Track ND Jr SurveyUSA
58 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 73% 24% 49% Track IL Jr SurveyUSA
59 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 71% 24% 47% Track SD Sr KSDK-TV
60 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 68% 22% 46% Track HI Sr SurveyUSA
61 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 69% 25% 44% Track VT Sr SurveyUSA
62 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 67% 26% 41% Track RI Sr SurveyUSA
63 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 67% 27% 40% Track NE Jr WLNE-TV
64 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 65% 32% 33% Track WV Sr SurveyUSA
65 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 63% 32% 31% Track DE Sr WUSA-TV
65 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 62% 31% 31% Track MT Sr WCAU-TV
67 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 61% 31% 30% Track MD Jr SurveyUSA
68 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 59% 30% 29% Track DE Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
69 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 58% 30% 28% Track OR Sr WCAU-TV
70 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 61% 35% 26% Track NY Jr KATU-TV
71 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 60% 35% 25% Track WV Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
71 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 59% 34% 25% Track AR Jr WUSA-TV
71 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 59% 34% 25% Track NY Sr KTHV-TV
74 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 57% 33% 24% Track NM Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
75 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 57% 36% 21% Track IN Jr KOB-TV
76 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 56% 36% 20% Track CO Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
77 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 56% 37% 19% Track CT Sr KUSA-TV
77 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 56% 37% 19% Track WI Sr WABC-TV
79 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 55% 38% 17% Track MI Sr WDIO-TV
79 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 55% 38% 17% Track WA Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
81 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 55% 39% 16% Track IA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
81 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 56% 40% 16% Track MA Sr KAAL-TV
83 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 53% 39% 14% Track WA Sr WBZ-TV
84 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 55% 42% 13% Track LA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
84 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 53% 40% 13% Track AR Sr SurveyUSA
86 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 53% 42% 11% Track CA Sr KTHV-TV
86 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 51% 40% 11% Track HI Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
88 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 52% 42% 10% Track CA Jr SurveyUSA
88 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 53% 43% 10% Track CT Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
90 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 51% 42% 9% Track MI Jr WABC-TV
90 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 52% 43% 9% Track NV Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
90 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 47% 38% 9% Track FL Sr KVBC-TV
90 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 48% 39% 9% Track MD Sr WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
94 WI Feingold, Russ D Jr 51% 44% 7% Track WI Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
95 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 49% 43% 6% Track IL Sr WDIO-TV
96 MA Kerry, John D Jr 49% 44% 5% Track MA Jr KSDK-TV
97 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 42% 43% -1% Track NJ Jr WBZ-TV
98 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 43% 46% -3% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
99 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 41% 48% -7% Track MN Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
100 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 63% 31% 32% Track VT Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
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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