APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 09/21/06
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS (Released 09/21/06)
SORTED BY 'NET JOB APPROVAL' (approval minus disapproval) MEDIA SPONSOR
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 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 75% 20% 55% UT KSL-TV
3 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 74% 20% 54% NH WBZ-TV
3 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 75% 21% 54% OK KFOR-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 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 69% 22% 47% NE SurveyUSA
8 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 69% 24% 45% MT SurveyUSA
9 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 68% 25% 43% WY SurveyUSA
9 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 69% 26% 43% HI SurveyUSA
11 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 69% 28% 41% NM KOB-TV
12 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 65% 31% 34% SD SurveyUSA
13 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 63% 31% 32% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
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
16 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 63% 32% 31% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
17 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 61% 33% 28% VT SurveyUSA
18 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 61% 36% 25% AZ KPNX-TV
19 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 60% 37% 23% PA WCAU-TV
20 Virginia Kaine, Tim D Bush 54% 34% 20% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
20 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 59% 39% 20% FL WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
20 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 58% 38% 20% MS SurveyUSA
23 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 57% 38% 19% IA KAAL-TV
24 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 56% 39% 17% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
24 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 55% 38% 17% NV KVBC-TV
26 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 56% 41% 15% AL WKRG-TV
26 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 55% 40% 15% AR KTHV-TV
28 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 53% 39% 14% NC WFMY-TV
29 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 Idaho Risch, Jim R Bush 44% 38% 6% ID SurveyUSA
32 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 50% 45% 5% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
33 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 49% 46% 3% WI WDIO-TV
34 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 48% 46% 2% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
35 New Jersey Corzine, Jon D Kerry 43% 48% -5% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
35 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 45% 50% -5% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
37 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 43% 50% -7% IL KSDK-TV
37 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 44% 51% -7% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
39 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 44% 52% -8% DE WCAU-TV
39 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 44% 52% -8% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
39 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 44% 52% -8% MA WBZ-TV
42 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 44% 53% -9% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
43 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 42% 56% -14% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
44 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 39% 54% -15% MO KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
45 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 39% 55% -16% IN WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
45 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 40% 56% -16% LA SurveyUSA
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.