APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 09/21/06
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 09/21/06
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09/21/2006 Net 9/06
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# State Name Party '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 78% 15% 63% ND SurveyUSA
2 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 75% 21% 54% OK KFOR-TV
2 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 75% 20% 55% UT KSL-TV
4 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 74% 20% 54% NH WBZ-TV
5 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 73% 22% 51% WV WUSA-TV
6 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 71% 23% 48% CT WABC-TV
7 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 69% 26% 43% HI SurveyUSA
7 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 69% 24% 45% MT SurveyUSA
7 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 69% 22% 47% NE SurveyUSA
7 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 69% 28% 41% NM KOB-TV
11 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 68% 25% 43% WY SurveyUSA
12 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 65% 31% 34% SD SurveyUSA
13 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 64% 32% 32% KS KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
13 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 64% 32% 32% TN WBIR-TV
15 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 63% 31% 32% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
15 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 63% 32% 31% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
17 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 61% 36% 25% AZ KPNX-TV
17 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 61% 33% 28% VT SurveyUSA
19 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 60% 37% 23% PA WCAU-TV
20 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 59% 39% 20% FL WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
21 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 58% 38% 20% MS SurveyUSA
22 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 57% 38% 19% IA KAAL-TV
23 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 56% 41% 15% AL WKRG-TV
23 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 56% 39% 17% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
25 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 55% 40% 15% AR KTHV-TV
25 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 55% 38% 17% NV KVBC-TV
27 Virginia Kaine, Tim D Bush 54% 34% 20% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
28 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 53% 39% 14% NC WFMY-TV
28 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 53% 42% 11% RI WLNE-TV
30 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 52% 42% 10% CO KUSA-TV
31 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 50% 45% 5% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
32 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 49% 46% 3% WI WDIO-TV
33 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 48% 46% 2% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
34 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 45% 50% -5% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
35 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 44% 53% -9% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
35 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 44% 52% -8% DE WCAU-TV
35 Idaho Risch, Jim R Bush 44% 38% 6% ID SurveyUSA
35 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 44% 52% -8% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
35 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 44% 52% -8% MA WBZ-TV
35 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 44% 51% -7% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
41 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 43% 50% -7% IL KSDK-TV
41 New Jersey Corzine, Jon D Kerry 43% 48% -5% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
43 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 42% 56% -14% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
44 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 40% 56% -16% LA SurveyUSA
45 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 39% 55% -16% IN WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
45 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 39% 54% -15% MO KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
47 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 36% 57% -21% OR KATU-TV
48 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 31% 64% -33% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
49 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 19% 77% -58% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
50 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 14% 82% -68% AK SurveyUSA
Weighted Average 49% 46% 4%   << This apparent discrepancy is due to rounding: 49.45% - 45.62% = 3.83%
('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% 40% 14%  
('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 53% 42% 11%  
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 9/14/06 to 9/17/06. 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.