APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 10/19/06
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS (Released 10/19/06)
SORTED BY 'NET JOB APPROVAL' (approval minus disapproval) MEDIA SPONSOR
10/19/06 Net 10/06
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# State Name Party '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 82% 14% 68% ND SurveyUSA
2 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 75% 22% 53% UT KSL-TV
3 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 74% 21% 52% NH WBZ-TV
4 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 71% 23% 48% WV WUSA-TV
5 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 71% 24% 47% WY SurveyUSA
6 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 70% 23% 47% MT SurveyUSA
7 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 69% 24% 45% NE SurveyUSA
8 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 70% 27% 43% CT WABC-TV
9 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 69% 28% 42% NM KOB-TV
10 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 69% 27% 41% OK KFOR-TV
11 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 67% 27% 40% HI SurveyUSA
12 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 64% 33% 31% SD SurveyUSA
13 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 62% 32% 30% TN WBIR-TV
14 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 62% 33% 29% KS KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
15 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 62% 33% 29% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
16 Virginia Kaine, Tim D Bush 57% 33% 25% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
17 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 57% 36% 21% VT SurveyUSA
18 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 58% 38% 19% AZ KPNX-TV
19 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 57% 38% 19% NC WFMY-TV
20 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 57% 39% 18% PA WCAU-TV
21 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 56% 40% 16% RI WLNE-TV
22 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 52% 37% 15% NV SurveyUSA
23 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 55% 41% 13% FL WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
24 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 53% 40% 13% CO KUSA-TV
25 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 54% 42% 12% AL WKRG-TV
26 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 53% 41% 12% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
27 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 54% 43% 11% MS SurveyUSA
28 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 52% 42% 11% IA KAAL-TV
29 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 53% 43% 10% AR KTHV-TV
30 Idaho Risch, Jim R Bush 47% 39% 8% ID SurveyUSA
31 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 48% 47% 1% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
32 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 48% 48% 0% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
33 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 46% 49% -2% WI WDIO-TV
34 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 45% 49% -4% DE WCAU-TV
35 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 46% 50% -4% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
36 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 44% 50% -6% IN WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
37 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 45% 52% -8% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
38 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 43% 52% -9% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
39 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 43% 54% -11% MA WBZ-TV
40 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 42% 54% -12% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
41 New Jersey Corzine, Jon D Kerry 41% 53% -13% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
42 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 40% 54% -14% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
43 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 41% 57% -16% LA SurveyUSA
44 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 39% 56% -17% OR KATU-TV
45 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 39% 58% -19% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
46 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 38% 59% -21% IL KSDK-TV
47 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 36% 60% -24% MO KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
48 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 30% 65% -36% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
49 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 18% 78% -60% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
50 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 17% 80% -63% AK SurveyUSA
Weighted Average 48% 48% 0%  
('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 53% 42% 11%  
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
Unweighted Average, 22 Democratic Governors 55% 40% 15%  
Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 22 Democratic Governors
Unweighted Average, 28 Republican Governors 51% 44% 7%  
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 10/12/06 to 10/15/06. 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.