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