APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 07/20/06
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 07/20/06
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07/20/2006 Net 7/06
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# State Name Party '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 76% 19% 57% ND SurveyUSA
1 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 76% 18% 58% UT KSL-TV
3 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 72% 24% 48% WV WUSA-TV
4 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 70% 21% 49% NH WBZ-TV
5 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 69% 27% 42% CT WABC-TV
5 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 69% 23% 46% MT SurveyUSA
7 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 68% 27% 41% NE SurveyUSA
8 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 67% 27% 40% HI SurveyUSA
8 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 67% 28% 39% OK KFOR-TV
10 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 66% 28% 38% WY SurveyUSA
11 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 65% 31% 34% SD SurveyUSA
12 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 64% 32% 32% NM KOB-TV
13 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 61% 36% 25% PA WCAU-TV
14 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 60% 37% 23% AL WKRG-TV
14 Idaho Bush ID SurveyUSA
14 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 60% 35% 25% KS KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
14 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 60% 32% 28% VT SurveyUSA
18 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 58% 38% 20% AZ KPNX-TV
18 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 58% 37% 21% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
18 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 58% 37% 21% MS SurveyUSA
21 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 57% 37% 20% CO KUSA-TV
21 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 57% 41% 16% FL WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
21 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 57% 34% 23% TN WBIR-TV
24 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 55% 37% 18% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
25 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 54% 39% 15% NV KVBC-TV
26 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 53% 43% 10% AR KTHV-TV
27 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 52% 44% 8% IA KAAL-TV
27 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 52% 43% 9% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
27 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 52% 42% 10% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
27 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 52% 41% 11% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
27 Virginia Kaine, Tim D Bush 52% 38% 14% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
27 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 52% 45% 7% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
33 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 51% 44% 7% RI WLNE-TV
34 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 48% 47% 1% IN WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
34 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 48% 48% 0% MA WBZ-TV
34 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 48% 45% 3% WI WDIO-TV
37 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 47% 48% -1% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
38 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 44% 51% -7% IL KSDK-TV
38 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 44% 52% -8% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
40 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 43% 53% -10% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
41 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 41% 54% -13% DE WCAU-TV
41 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 41% 56% -15% LA SurveyUSA
43 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 40% 57% -17% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
44 New Jersey Corzine, Jon D Kerry 39% 58% -19% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
44 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 39% 57% -18% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
44 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 39% 55% -16% OR KATU-TV
47 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 38% 58% -20% MO KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
48 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 30% 66% -36% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
49 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 21% 76% -55% AK SurveyUSA
50 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 17% 78% -61% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
Weighted Average 49% 47% 2%  
('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% 41% 14%  
Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 22 Democratic Governors
Unweighted Average, 28 Republican Governors 53% 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 7/14/06 to 7/16/06. 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.