APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 05/18/06
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS (Released 05/18/06)
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5/18/06 Net 5/06
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# State Name Party '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 59% 37% 22% AL WKRG-TV
2 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 23% 73% -50% AK
3 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 58% 39% 19% AZ KPNX-TV
4 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 55% 40% 15% AR KTHV-TV
5 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 36% 61% -25% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
6 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 53% 43% 10% CO KUSA-TV
7 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 71% 24% 47% CT WABC-TV
8 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 41% 54% -13% DE WCAU-TV
9 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 57% 41% 16% FL WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
10 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 60% 35% 25% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
11 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 66% 27% 39% HI
12 Idaho Kempthorne, Dirk R Bush 63% 31% 32% ID
13 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 45% 51% -6% IL KSDK-TV
14 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 38% 57% -19% IN WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
15 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 53% 43% 10% IA KAAL-TV
16 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 61% 31% 30% KS KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
17 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 31% 65% -34% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
18 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 35% 61% -26% LA
19 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 43% 54% -11% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
20 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 44% 50% -6% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
21 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 46% 52% -6% MA WBZ-TV
22 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 43% 54% -11% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
23 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 51% 43% 8% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
24 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 54% 43% 11% MS
25 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 35% 60% -25% MO KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
26 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 68% 27% 41% MT
27 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 70% 26% 44% NE
28 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 55% 36% 19% NV KVBC-TV
29 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 71% 21% 50% NH WBZ-TV
30 New Jersey Corzine, Jon D Kerry 36% 54% -18% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
31 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 57% 37% 20% NM KOB-TV
32 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 37% 56% -19% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
33 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 52% 42% 10% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
34 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 80% 14% 66% ND
35 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 18% 79% -61% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
36 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 66% 30% 36% OK KFOR-TV
37 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 35% 58% -23% OR KATU-TV
38 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 62% 36% 26% PA WCAU-TV
39 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 54% 42% 12% RI WLNE-TV
40 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 53% 42% 11% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
41 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 65% 30% 35% SD
42 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 51% 44% 7% TN WBIR-TV
43 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 40% 54% -14% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
44 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 75% 20% 55% UT KSL-TV
45 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 61% 31% 30% VT
46 Virginia Kaine, Tim D Bush 53% 37% 16% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
47 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 50% 44% 6% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
48 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 76% 19% 57% WV WUSA-TV
49 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 47% 48% -1% WI WDIO-TV
50 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 68% 24% 44% WY
Weighted Average 46% 49% -2%   << This apparent discrepancy is due to rounding: 46.40% - 48.87% = 2.47%
('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, All 50 Governors 52% 42% 10%  
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
Unweighted Average, 22 Democratic Governors 53% 41% 12%  
Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 22 Democratic Governors
Unweighted Average, 28 Republican Governors 52% 43% 9%  
Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 28 Republican Governors
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600 adults age 18+ in each of the 50 states were interviewed by SurveyUSA 5/12/06 to 5/14/06. 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.