APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 1/19/06
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 1/19/06
SORTED BY 'APPROVAL' IN DESCENDING ORDER MEDIA SPONSOR
1/19/06 Net 1/06
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# State Name Party '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 80% 16% 64% WV WUSA-TV
2 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 78% 14% 64% UT KSL-TV
3 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 75% 17% 58% CT WABC-TV
3 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 75% 19% 56% ND
5 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 73% 21% 52% SD
6 Virginia Warner, Mark D Bush 72% 22% 50% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
7 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 69% 25% 44% VT
8 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 68% 25% 43% MT
9 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 67% 25% 42% NH WBZ-TV
10 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 66% 27% 39% OK KFOR-TV
11 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 65% 32% 33% AZ KPNX-TV
11 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 65% 27% 38% WY
13 New Jersey Codey, Richard D Kerry 64% 29% 35% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
14 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 63% 26% 37% NE
15 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 62% 34% 28% NM KOB-TV
16 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 61% 31% 30% KS KWCH-TV
17 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 60% 37% 23% FL WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
17 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 60% 34% 26% NV KVBC-TV
19 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 59% 34% 25% CO KUSA-TV
19 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 59% 34% 25% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
19 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 59% 32% 27% HI KHON-TV
19 Idaho Kempthorne, Dirk R Bush 59% 31% 28% ID
23 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 58% 36% 22% RI WLNE-TV
24 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 56% 38% 18% AR KTHV-TV
25 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 55% 39% 16% IA KAAL-TV
25 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 55% 39% 16% MS
25 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 55% 38% 17% TN WBIR-TV
28 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 52% 40% 12% AL WKRG-TV
28 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 52% 43% 9% PA WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
30 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 51% 44% 7% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
30 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 51% 41% 10% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
32 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 50% 42% 8% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
33 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 49% 42% 7% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
34 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 48% 43% 5% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
34 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 48% 47% 1% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
36 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 47% 48% -1% MA WBZ-TV
36 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 47% 46% 1% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
38 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 46% 45% 1% WI WDIO-TV
39 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 44% 53% -9% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
40 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 42% 53% -11% IL KSDK-TV
40 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 42% 49% -7% IN WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
40 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 42% 48% -6% OR KATU-TV
43 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 39% 55% -16% DE WCAU-TV
44 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 38% 59% -21% LA
44 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 38% 56% -18% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
46 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 35% 61% -26% MO KSDK-TV
47 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 34% 62% -28% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
47 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 34% 60% -26% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
49 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 28% 68% -40% AK
50 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 18% 76% -58% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
Weighted Average 49% 45% 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, All 50 Governors 54% 39% 15%  
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
Unweighted Average, 22 Democratic Governors 55% 38% 17%  
Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 22 Democratic Governors
Unweighted Average, 28 Republican Governors 53% 40% 14%  
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 1/13/06 to 1/15/06. 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.