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)
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# State Name Party '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 54% 42% 12% AL WKRG-TV
2 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 17% 80% -63% AK SurveyUSA
3 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 58% 38% 19% AZ KPNX-TV
4 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 53% 43% 10% AR KTHV-TV
5 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 43% 52% -9% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
6 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 53% 40% 13% CO KUSA-TV
7 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 70% 27% 43% CT WABC-TV
8 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 45% 49% -4% DE WCAU-TV
9 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 55% 41% 13% FL WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
10 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 62% 33% 29% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
11 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 67% 27% 40% HI SurveyUSA
12 Idaho Risch, Jim R Bush 47% 39% 8% ID SurveyUSA
13 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 38% 59% -21% IL KSDK-TV
14 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 44% 50% -6% IN WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
15 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 52% 42% 11% IA KAAL-TV
16 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 62% 33% 29% KS KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
17 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 30% 65% -36% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
18 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 41% 57% -16% LA SurveyUSA
19 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 42% 54% -12% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
20 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 48% 48% 0% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
21 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 43% 54% -11% MA WBZ-TV
22 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 39% 58% -19% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
23 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 45% 52% -8% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
24 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 54% 43% 11% MS SurveyUSA
25 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 36% 60% -24% MO KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
26 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 70% 23% 47% MT SurveyUSA
27 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 69% 24% 45% NE SurveyUSA
28 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 52% 37% 15% NV SurveyUSA
29 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 74% 21% 52% NH WBZ-TV
30 New Jersey Corzine, Jon D Kerry 41% 53% -13% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
31 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 69% 28% 42% NM KOB-TV
32 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 46% 50% -4% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
33 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 57% 38% 19% NC WFMY-TV
34 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 82% 14% 68% ND SurveyUSA
35 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 18% 78% -60% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
36 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 69% 27% 41% OK KFOR-TV
37 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 39% 56% -17% OR KATU-TV
38 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 57% 39% 18% PA WCAU-TV
39 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 56% 40% 16% RI WLNE-TV
40 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 53% 41% 12% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
41 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 64% 33% 31% SD SurveyUSA
42 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 62% 32% 30% TN WBIR-TV
43 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 40% 54% -14% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
44 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 75% 22% 53% UT KSL-TV
45 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 57% 36% 21% VT SurveyUSA
46 Virginia Kaine, Tim D Bush 57% 33% 25% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
47 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 48% 47% 1% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
48 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 71% 23% 48% WV WUSA-TV
49 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 46% 49% -2% WI WDIO-TV
50 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 71% 24% 47% WY 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.