APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 03/21/06
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS (Released 03/21/06)
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# State Name Party '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 54% 41% 13% AL WKRG-TV
2 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 29% 65% -36% AK
3 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 58% 36% 22% AZ KPNX-TV
4 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 57% 38% 19% 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 55% 38% 17% CO KUSA-TV
7 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 75% 19% 56% CT WABC-TV
8 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 41% 52% -11% DE WCAU-TV
9 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 57% 40% 17% FL WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
10 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 52% 40% 12% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
11 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 59% 31% 28% HI KHON-TV
12 Idaho Kempthorne, Dirk R Bush 62% 33% 29% ID
13 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 44% 52% -8% IL KSDK-TV
14 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 40% 54% -14% IN WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
15 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 59% 36% 23% IA KAAL-TV
16 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 60% 34% 26% KS KWCH-TV
17 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 33% 61% -28% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
18 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 34% 63% -29% LA
19 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 39% 55% -16% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
20 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 48% 44% 4% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
21 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 42% 52% -10% MA WBZ-TV
22 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 45% 52% -7% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
23 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 55% 41% 14% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
24 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 54% 44% 10% MS
25 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 37% 56% -19% MO KSDK-TV
26 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 66% 24% 42% MT
27 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 68% 23% 45% NE
28 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 56% 34% 22% NV KVBC-TV
29 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 64% 26% 38% NH WBZ-TV
30 New Jersey Corzine, Jon D Kerry 51% 36% 15% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
31 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 59% 36% 23% NM KOB-TV
32 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 45% 49% -4% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
33 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 55% 36% 19% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
34 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 76% 17% 59% ND
35 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 17% 77% -60% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
36 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 66% 27% 39% OK KFOR-TV
37 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 36% 56% -20% OR KATU-TV
38 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 49% 46% 3% PA WCAU-TV
39 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 51% 45% 6% RI WLNE-TV
40 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 52% 40% 12% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
41 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 58% 38% 20% SD
42 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 56% 38% 18% TN WBIR-TV
43 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 48% 47% 1% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
44 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 72% 21% 51% UT KSL-TV
45 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 60% 33% 27% VT
46 Virginia Kaine, Tim D Bush 53% 33% 20% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
47 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 47% 46% 1% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
48 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 75% 20% 55% WV WUSA-TV
49 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 44% 48% -4% WI WDIO-TV
50 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 68% 24% 44% WY
Weighted Average 47% 47% 0%  
('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% 41% 11%  
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
Unweighted Average, 22 Democratic Governors 53% 40% 13%  
Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 22 Democratic Governors
Unweighted Average, 28 Republican Governors 52% 42% 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 3/10/06 to 3/12/06. 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.