APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 10/24/06
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BY HIGHEST 'NET JOB APPROVAL'
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF10/24/06
10/24/06 Net 10/06
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove
1 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 76% 22% 54% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
2 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 74% 22% 52% Track ND Sr SurveyUSA
3 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 72% 24% 48% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
4 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 72% 23% 49% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
5 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 70% 24% 46% Track SD Sr SurveyUSA
6 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 69% 27% 42% Track ND Jr SurveyUSA
7 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 68% 27% 42% Track VT Sr SurveyUSA
8 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 67% 31% 36% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
9 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 67% 31% 36% Track MS Jr SurveyUSA
10 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 66% 27% 39% Track IN Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
11 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 65% 26% 40% Track HI Sr SurveyUSA
12 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 65% 30% 34% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
13 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 64% 26% 38% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
14 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 64% 33% 31% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
15 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 64% 31% 33% Track MS Sr SurveyUSA
16 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 64% 32% 31% Track NE Jr SurveyUSA
17 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 63% 32% 32% Track AK Sr SurveyUSA
18 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 63% 30% 33% Track VT Jr SurveyUSA
19 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 62% 31% 31% Track IN Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
20 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 62% 28% 33% Track ID Sr SurveyUSA
21 AZ McCain, John R Sr 62% 33% 28% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
22 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 61% 32% 30% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
23 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 61% 29% 32% Track WY Sr SurveyUSA
24 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 61% 33% 28% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
25 VA Warner, John R Sr 61% 30% 31% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
26 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 61% 28% 33% Track ID Jr SurveyUSA
27 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 61% 30% 31% Track MT Sr SurveyUSA
28 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 61% 30% 31% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
29 SD Thune, John R Jr 60% 36% 25% Track SD Jr SurveyUSA
30 LA Vitter, David R Jr 60% 32% 28% Track LA Jr SurveyUSA
31 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 60% 32% 28% Track NE Sr SurveyUSA
32 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 60% 35% 24% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
33 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 60% 31% 28% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
34 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 60% 36% 24% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
35 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 59% 30% 29% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
36 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 59% 32% 27% Track WY Jr SurveyUSA
37 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 58% 33% 25% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
38 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 58% 33% 24% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
39 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 58% 38% 19% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
40 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 58% 33% 24% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
41 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 57% 31% 27% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
42 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 57% 37% 20% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
43 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 56% 36% 20% Track NC Sr WFMY-TV
44 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 56% 34% 22% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
45 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 55% 36% 19% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
46 WI Feingold, Russ D Jr 55% 39% 16% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
47 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 55% 39% 16% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
48 MA Kerry, John D Jr 55% 40% 14% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
49 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 54% 35% 19% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
50 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 54% 38% 16% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
51 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 54% 36% 19% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
52 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 54% 33% 20% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
53 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 53% 39% 13% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
54 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 53% 43% 10% Track LA Sr SurveyUSA
55 NH Sununu, John R Jr 52% 41% 11% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
56 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 52% 40% 12% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
57 NV Ensign, John R Jr 52% 40% 12% Track NV Jr SurveyUSA
58 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 52% 40% 12% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
59 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 51% 38% 13% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
60 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 51% 41% 11% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
61 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 51% 33% 17% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
62 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 51% 44% 7% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
63 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 50% 45% 5% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
64 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 50% 42% 8% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
65 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 50% 40% 10% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
66 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 50% 45% 5% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
67 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 50% 40% 10% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
68 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 50% 38% 11% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
69 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 49% 44% 5% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
70 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 49% 41% 8% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
71 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 49% 44% 5% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
72 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 49% 46% 3% Track NV Sr SurveyUSA
73 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 48% 39% 10% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
74 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 48% 46% 2% Track AK Jr SurveyUSA
75 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 48% 44% 4% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
76 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 48% 42% 6% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
77 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 47% 45% 3% Track HI Jr SurveyUSA
78 VA Allen, George R Jr 47% 47% 1% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
79 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 47% 42% 6% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
80 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 47% 47% 0% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
81 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 47% 45% 2% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
82 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 47% 40% 7% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
83 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 46% 48% -1% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
84 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 46% 43% 3% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
85 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 46% 42% 3% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
86 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 44% 50% -5% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
87 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 44% 39% 5% Track FL Sr WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
88 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 44% 44% 0% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
89 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 43% 42% 1% Track FL Jr WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
90 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 42% 43% -1% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
91 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 42% 46% -4% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
92 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 42% 44% -2% Track NC Jr WFMY-TV
93 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 40% 43% -3% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
94 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 40% 56% -16% Track MT Jr SurveyUSA
95 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 40% 49% -9% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
96 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 39% 50% -11% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
97 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 39% 51% -12% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
98 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 38% 55% -17% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
99 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 38% 57% -19% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
100 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 38% 50% -13% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
Weighted Average 51% 40% 10%   << This apparent discrepancy is due to rounding: 50.78% - 40.38% = 10.4%
('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 54% 38% 17%   << This apparent discrepancy is due to rounding: 54.36% - 37.52% = 16.84%
('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 10/12/06 to 10/15/06. 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.