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