APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 04/12/06
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS (Released 04/12/06)
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# State Name Party '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 76% 16% 60% UT KSL-TV
2 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 75% 18% 57% WV WUSA-TV
3 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 74% 20% 54% CT WABC-TV
3 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 74% 18% 56% MT
3 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 74% 19% 55% ND
6 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 68% 24% 44% WY
7 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 67% 26% 41% OK KFOR-TV
8 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 66% 25% 41% NE
8 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 66% 24% 42% NH WBZ-TV
10 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 62% 31% 31% NV KVBC-TV
10 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 62% 31% 31% VT
12 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 61% 35% 26% AZ KPNX-TV
13 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 60% 36% 24% SD
14 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 59% 34% 25% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
14 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 59% 31% 28% HI KHON-TV
14 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 59% 35% 24% KS KWCH-TV
14 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 59% 36% 23% NM KOB-TV
18 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 58% 37% 21% AR KTHV-TV
18 Idaho Kempthorne, Dirk R Bush 58% 34% 24% ID
20 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 56% 38% 18% TN WBIR-TV
21 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 55% 41% 14% FL WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
21 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 55% 39% 16% IA KAAL-TV
21 Virginia Kaine, Tim D Bush 55% 33% 22% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
24 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 54% 41% 13% MS
25 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 52% 43% 9% AL WKRG-TV
25 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 52% 42% 10% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
25 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 52% 42% 10% PA WCAU-TV
25 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 52% 40% 12% WI WDIO-TV
29 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 51% 43% 8% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
30 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 50% 45% 5% CO KUSA-TV
30 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 50% 41% 9% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
30 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 50% 42% 8% RI WLNE-TV
33 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 48% 45% 3% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
33 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 48% 46% 2% MA WBZ-TV
33 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 48% 44% 4% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
36 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 47% 49% -2% IL KSDK-TV
36 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 47% 45% 2% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
38 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 46% 48% -2% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
39 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 43% 50% -7% DE WCAU-TV
40 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 40% 57% -17% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
41 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 39% 56% -17% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
42 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 38% 57% -19% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
43 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 37% 59% -22% MO KSDK-TV
44 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 36% 62% -26% LA
44 New Jersey Corzine, Jon D Kerry 36% 56% -20% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
46 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 35% 61% -26% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
46 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 35% 61% -26% IN WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
48 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 33% 57% -24% OR KATU-TV
49 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 29% 64% -35% AK
50 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 18% 77% -59% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
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% 10%  
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 4/7/06 to 4/9/06. 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.