APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 06/15/06
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS (Released 06/15/06)
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# State Name Party '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 78% 15% 63% ND SurveyUSA
2 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 76% 19% 57% NE SurveyUSA
3 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 76% 20% 56% WV WUSA-TV
4 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 75% 20% 55% UT KSL-TV
5 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 73% 20% 53% MT SurveyUSA
6 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 73% 22% 51% CT WABC-TV
7 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 72% 22% 50% NH WBZ-TV
8 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 67% 26% 41% OK KFOR-TV
9 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 67% 27% 40% WY SurveyUSA
10 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 64% 30% 34% KS KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
11 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 63% 31% 32% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
12 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 63% 33% 30% AL WKRG-TV
12 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 62% 32% 30% TN WBIR-TV
14 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 62% 33% 29% HI SurveyUSA
15 Idaho Bush ID SurveyUSA
16 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 61% 35% 26% SD SurveyUSA
17 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 61% 36% 25% NM KOB-TV
17 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 58% 33% 25% NV KVBC-TV
19 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 58% 36% 22% PA WCAU-TV
19 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 59% 37% 22% VT SurveyUSA
21 Virginia Kaine, Tim D Bush 55% 34% 21% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
21 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 59% 38% 21% FL WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
23 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 58% 38% 20% AZ KPNX-TV
24 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 56% 39% 17% AR KTHV-TV
24 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 55% 38% 17% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
26 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 56% 41% 15% MS SurveyUSA
26 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 55% 40% 15% IA KAAL-TV
28 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 54% 41% 13% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
29 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 53% 42% 11% CO KUSA-TV
30 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 51% 45% 6% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
31 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 51% 46% 5% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
32 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 49% 46% 3% RI WLNE-TV
33 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 45% 49% -4% WI WDIO-TV
34 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 45% 50% -5% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
35 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 44% 51% -7% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
36 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 43% 51% -8% IL KSDK-TV
37 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 42% 53% -11% DE WCAU-TV
37 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 43% 54% -11% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
37 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 42% 53% -11% MO KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
37 New Jersey Corzine, Jon D Kerry 41% 52% -11% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
41 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 40% 54% -14% IN WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
41 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 42% 56% -14% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
41 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 41% 55% -14% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
44 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 39% 56% -17% MA WBZ-TV
45 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 39% 58% -19% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
46 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 39% 59% -20% LA SurveyUSA
47 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 32% 59% -27% OR KATU-TV
48 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 28% 67% -39% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
49 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 20% 78% -58% AK SurveyUSA
50 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 18% 79% -61% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
Weighted Average 48% 47% 1%  
('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 53% 42% 12%  
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
Unweighted Average, 22 Democratic Governors 54% 40% 14%  
Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 22 Democratic Governors
Unweighted Average, 28 Republican Governors 52% 43% 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 6/9/06 to 6/11/06. 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.