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