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 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 62% 35% 27% AL WKRG-TV
2 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 19% 76% -57% AK SurveyUSA
3 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 59% 38% 21% AZ KPNX-TV
4 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 57% 39% 18% AR KTHV-TV
5 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 44% 53% -9% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
6 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 53% 41% 12% CO KUSA-TV
7 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 70% 25% 45% CT WABC-TV
8 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 42% 51% -9% DE WCAU-TV
9 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 54% 44% 10% FL WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
10 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 63% 33% 30% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
11 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 66% 28% 38% HI SurveyUSA
12 Idaho Risch, Jim R Bush 53% 32% 21% ID SurveyUSA
13 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 44% 52% -8% IL KSDK-TV
14 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 39% 54% -15% IN WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
15 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 52% 44% 8% IA KAAL-TV
16 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 63% 32% 31% KS KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
17 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 24% 73% -49% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
18 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 42% 56% -14% LA SurveyUSA
19 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 45% 51% -6% 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% 49% -1% MA WBZ-TV
22 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 43% 53% -10% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
23 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 56% 42% 14% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
24 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 51% 44% 7% MS SurveyUSA
25 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 40% 54% -14% MO KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
26 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 76% 18% 58% MT SurveyUSA
27 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 65% 30% 35% NE SurveyUSA
28 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 53% 40% 13% NV KVBC-TV
29 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 72% 20% 52% NH WBZ-TV
30 New Jersey Corzine, Jon D Kerry 45% 50% -5% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
31 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 65% 32% 33% NM KOB-TV
32 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 42% 54% -12% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
33 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 56% 38% 18% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
34 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 78% 16% 62% ND SurveyUSA
35 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 17% 79% -62% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
36 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 69% 25% 44% OK KFOR-TV
37 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 44% 47% -3% OR KATU-TV
38 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 58% 38% 20% PA WCAU-TV
39 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 49% 46% 3% RI WLNE-TV
40 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 51% 45% 6% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
41 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 62% 35% 27% SD SurveyUSA
42 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 57% 37% 20% TN WBIR-TV
43 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 43% 52% -9% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
44 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 76% 18% 58% UT KSL-TV
45 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 60% 34% 26% VT SurveyUSA
46 Virginia Kaine, Tim D Bush 59% 33% 26% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
47 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 51% 45% 6% 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% 48% 0% WI WDIO-TV
50 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 66% 27% 39% 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 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.