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