APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 11/22/06
SORT ► ALPHABETICAL BY STATE
ALPHABETICAL BY SENATOR'S LAST NAME
BY HIGHEST 'NET JOB APPROVAL'
BY HIGHEST APPROVAL
BY PARTY / DEMOCRATS
BY PARTY / REPUBLICANS
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SORTED FROM HIGHEST APPROVAL RATING TO LOWEST MEDIA SPONSOR
APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF11/22/06
11/22/06 Net 11/06
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# State U.S. Senator Party Sr/Jr Approve Disapprove
1 ME Snowe, Olympia R Sr 79% 18% 62% Track ME Sr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
2 ND Conrad, Kent D Sr 77% 20% 56% Track ND Sr SurveyUSA
3 ND Dorgan, Byron D Jr 75% 21% 54% Track ND Jr SurveyUSA
4 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 74% 24% 50% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
5 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 73% 23% 50% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
6 MT Baucus, Max D Sr 72% 23% 49% Track MT Sr SurveyUSA
7 IL Obama, Barack D Jr 71% 22% 48% Track IL Jr KSDK-TV
8 VT Leahy, Patrick D Sr 71% 25% 46% Track VT Sr SurveyUSA
9 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 70% 26% 44% Track SD Sr SurveyUSA
10 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 69% 25% 44% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
11 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 68% 28% 40% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
12 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 68% 27% 42% Track NE Jr SurveyUSA
13 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 68% 25% 43% Track WY Sr SurveyUSA
14 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 68% 25% 43% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
15 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 68% 29% 39% Track MS Jr SurveyUSA
16 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 68% 25% 43% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
17 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 68% 26% 42% Track HI Sr SurveyUSA
18 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 66% 25% 41% Track IN Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
19 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 66% 27% 39% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
20 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 66% 27% 39% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
21 LA Vitter, David R Jr 66% 28% 38% Track LA Jr SurveyUSA
22 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 65% 26% 39% Track WY Jr SurveyUSA
23 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 65% 27% 38% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
24 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 65% 29% 36% Track MS Sr SurveyUSA
25 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 65% 33% 31% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
26 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 64% 30% 34% Track VT Jr SurveyUSA
27 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 63% 33% 30% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
28 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 63% 33% 29% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
29 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 62% 34% 28% Track AK Sr SurveyUSA
30 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 62% 34% 28% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
31 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 61% 32% 29% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
32 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 61% 29% 32% Track ID Jr SurveyUSA
33 AZ McCain, John R Sr 61% 34% 27% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
34 SD Thune, John R Jr 61% 36% 25% Track SD Jr SurveyUSA
35 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 61% 29% 31% Track IN Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
36 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 60% 31% 29% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
37 VA Warner, John R Sr 60% 28% 32% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
38 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 60% 32% 29% Track ID Sr SurveyUSA
39 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 60% 33% 27% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
40 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 59% 35% 25% Track NE Sr SurveyUSA
41 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 59% 33% 26% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
42 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 59% 35% 24% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
43 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 59% 34% 25% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
44 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 58% 32% 25% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
45 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 58% 32% 25% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
46 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 58% 38% 20% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
47 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 57% 35% 23% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
48 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 56% 36% 20% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
49 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 56% 36% 21% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
50 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 56% 39% 17% Track HI Jr SurveyUSA
51 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 56% 34% 22% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
52 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 56% 37% 19% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
53 NV Ensign, John R Jr 56% 34% 22% Track NV Jr SurveyUSA
54 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 55% 37% 18% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
55 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 55% 36% 20% Track FL Sr WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
56 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 55% 36% 20% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
57 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 55% 37% 18% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
58 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 54% 41% 13% Track AK Jr SurveyUSA
59 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 54% 39% 15% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
60 WI Feingold, Russ D Jr 54% 38% 17% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
61 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 54% 36% 18% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
62 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 54% 37% 17% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
63 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 54% 42% 12% Track LA Sr SurveyUSA
64 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 53% 40% 13% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
65 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 53% 36% 17% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
66 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 53% 37% 16% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
67 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 52% 40% 12% Track NC Sr WFMY-TV
68 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 52% 44% 9% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
69 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 52% 38% 15% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
70 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 52% 41% 11% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
71 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 52% 36% 16% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
72 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 51% 36% 15% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
73 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 51% 36% 15% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
74 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 51% 36% 15% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
75 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 51% 44% 6% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
76 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 51% 43% 8% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
77 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 50% 40% 11% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
78 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 50% 42% 9% Track NV Sr SurveyUSA
79 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
80 VA Allen, George R Jr 50% 46% 4% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
81 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 49% 46% 3% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
82 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 48% 44% 4% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
83 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 48% 43% 5% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
84 MA Kerry, John D Jr 48% 50% -2% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
85 NH Sununu, John R Jr 47% 44% 3% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
86 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 46% 41% 5% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
87 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 46% 48% -2% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
88 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 46% 44% 2% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
89 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 45% 42% 3% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
90 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 45% 44% 0% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
91 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 44% 47% -3% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
92 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 44% 43% 1% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
93 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 44% 45% -1% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
94 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 44% 42% 2% Track NC Jr WFMY-TV
95 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 43% 46% -3% Track FL Jr WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
96 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 41% 56% -15% Track MT Jr SurveyUSA
97 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 39% 45% -5% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
98 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 37% 60% -22% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
99 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 37% 58% -21% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
100 OH DeWine, Mike R Sr 34% 60% -25% Track OH Sr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
Weighted Average 54% 39% 15%  
('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 57% 36% 21%  
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
2006 SurveyUSA, Verona NJ. All Rights Reserved    
600 adults age 18+ in each of the 50 states were interviewed by SurveyUSA 11/8/06 to 11/11/06. 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.