APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 08/22/06
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS (Released 08/22/06)
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08/22/2006 Net 8/06
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# State Name Party '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 78% 16% 62% ND SurveyUSA
2 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 76% 18% 58% MT SurveyUSA
2 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 76% 18% 58% UT KSL-TV
4 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 72% 20% 52% NH WBZ-TV
5 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 72% 24% 48% WV WUSA-TV
6 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 70% 25% 45% CT WABC-TV
7 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 69% 25% 44% OK KFOR-TV
8 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 66% 27% 39% WY SurveyUSA
9 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 66% 28% 38% HI SurveyUSA
10 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 65% 30% 35% NE SurveyUSA
11 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 65% 32% 33% NM KOB-TV
12 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 63% 32% 31% KS KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
13 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 63% 33% 30% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
14 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 62% 35% 27% AL WKRG-TV
14 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 62% 35% 27% SD SurveyUSA
16 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 60% 34% 26% VT SurveyUSA
16 Virginia Kaine, Tim D Bush 59% 33% 26% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
18 Idaho Risch, Jim R Bush 53% 32% 21% ID SurveyUSA
18 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 59% 38% 21% AZ KPNX-TV
20 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 58% 38% 20% PA WCAU-TV
20 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 57% 37% 20% TN WBIR-TV
22 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 56% 38% 18% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
22 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 57% 39% 18% AR KTHV-TV
24 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 56% 42% 14% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
25 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 53% 40% 13% NV KVBC-TV
26 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 53% 41% 12% CO KUSA-TV
27 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 54% 44% 10% FL WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
28 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 52% 43% 9% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
29 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 52% 44% 8% IA KAAL-TV
30 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 51% 44% 7% MS SurveyUSA
31 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 51% 45% 6% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
31 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 51% 45% 6% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
33 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 49% 46% 3% RI WLNE-TV
34 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 48% 48% 0% WI WDIO-TV
35 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 48% 49% -1% MA WBZ-TV
36 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 44% 47% -3% OR KATU-TV
37 New Jersey Corzine, Jon D Kerry 45% 50% -5% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
38 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 45% 51% -6% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
39 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 44% 52% -8% IL KSDK-TV
40 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 44% 53% -9% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
40 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 42% 51% -9% DE WCAU-TV
40 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 43% 52% -9% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
43 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 43% 53% -10% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
44 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 42% 54% -12% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
45 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 40% 54% -14% MO KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
45 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 42% 56% -14% LA SurveyUSA
47 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 39% 54% -15% IN WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
48 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 24% 73% -49% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
49 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 19% 76% -57% AK SurveyUSA
50 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 17% 79% -62% 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 54% 41% 12%   << This apparent discrepancy is due to rounding: 53.50% - 41.46% = 12.04%
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
Unweighted Average, 22 Democratic Governors 56% 39% 17%  
Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 22 Democratic Governors
Unweighted Average, 28 Republican Governors 52% 43% 8%   << This apparent discrepancy is due to rounding: 51.68% - 43.36% = 8.32%
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 8/11/06 to 8/13/06. 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.