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
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 100 U.S. SENATORS AS OF 11/22/06
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 ME Collins, Susan R Jr 73% 23% 50% Track ME Jr WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
5 NY Clinton, Hillary D Jr 74% 24% 50% Track NY Jr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-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 NM Bingaman, Jeff D Jr 69% 25% 44% Track NM Jr KOB-TV
10 SD Johnson, Tim D Sr 70% 26% 44% Track SD Sr SurveyUSA
11 NM Domenici, Pete R Sr 68% 25% 43% Track NM Sr KOB-TV
12 WY Thomas, Craig R Sr 68% 25% 43% Track WY Sr SurveyUSA
13 DE Carper, Thomas D Jr 68% 25% 43% Track DE Jr WCAU-TV
14 NE Nelson, Ben D Jr 68% 27% 42% Track NE Jr SurveyUSA
15 HI Inouye, Daniel D Sr 68% 26% 42% Track HI Sr SurveyUSA
16 IN Lugar, Richard R Sr 66% 25% 41% Track IN Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
17 WV Byrd, Robert D Sr 68% 28% 40% Track WV Sr WUSA-TV
18 MS Lott, Trent R Jr 68% 29% 39% Track MS Jr SurveyUSA
19 RI Reed, Jack D Sr 66% 27% 39% Track RI Sr WLNE-TV
20 WY Enzi, Michael R Jr 65% 26% 39% Track WY Jr SurveyUSA
21 WI Kohl, Herb D Sr 66% 27% 39% Track WI Sr WDIO-TV
22 IA Grassley, Charles R Sr 65% 27% 38% Track IA Sr KAAL-TV
23 LA Vitter, David R Jr 66% 28% 38% Track LA Jr SurveyUSA
24 MS Cochran, Thad R Sr 65% 29% 36% Track MS Sr SurveyUSA
25 VT Jeffords, James I Jr 64% 30% 34% Track VT Jr SurveyUSA
26 ID Crapo, Michael R Jr 61% 29% 32% Track ID Jr SurveyUSA
27 VA Warner, John R Sr 60% 28% 32% Track VA Sr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
28 IN Bayh, Evan D Jr 61% 29% 31% Track IN Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
29 MA Kennedy, Edward D Sr 65% 33% 31% Track MA Sr WBZ-TV
30 UT Hatch, Orrin R Sr 63% 33% 30% Track UT Sr KSL-TV
31 DE Biden, Joseph D Sr 63% 33% 29% Track DE Sr WCAU-TV
32 WV Rockefeller, Jay D Jr 61% 32% 29% Track WV Jr WUSA-TV
33 AL Shelby, Richard R Sr 60% 31% 29% Track AL Sr WKRG-TV
34 ID Craig, Larry R Sr 60% 32% 29% Track ID Sr SurveyUSA
35 AK Stevens, Ted R Sr 62% 34% 28% Track AK Sr SurveyUSA
36 WA Cantwell, Maria D Jr 62% 34% 28% Track WA Jr KING-TV KATU-TV
37 AZ McCain, John R Sr 61% 34% 27% Track AZ Sr KPNX-TV
38 NY Schumer, Charles D Sr 60% 33% 27% Track NY Sr WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
39 OR Wyden, Ron D Sr 59% 33% 26% Track OR Sr KATU-TV
40 UT Bennett, Robert R Jr 58% 32% 25% Track UT Jr KSL-TV
41 AL Sessions, Jeff R Jr 58% 32% 25% Track AL Jr WKRG-TV
42 SD Thune, John R Jr 61% 36% 25% Track SD Jr SurveyUSA
43 NE Hagel, Chuck R Sr 59% 35% 25% Track NE Sr SurveyUSA
44 CA Feinstein, Dianne D Sr 59% 34% 25% Track CA Sr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
45 TX Hutchison, Kay R Sr 59% 35% 24% Track TX Sr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
46 MD Mikulski, Barbara D Jr 57% 35% 23% Track MD Jr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
47 NV Ensign, John R Jr 56% 34% 22% Track NV Jr SurveyUSA
48 SC Graham, Lindsey R Sr 56% 34% 22% Track SC Sr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
49 CO Ken Salazar D Jr 56% 36% 21% Track CO Jr KUSA-TV
50 CT Dodd, Christopher D Sr 56% 36% 20% Track CT Sr WABC-TV
51 MI Stabenow, Debbie D Jr 58% 38% 20% Track MI Jr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
52 FL Nelson, Bill D Sr 55% 36% 20% Track FL Sr WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
53 CA Boxer, Barbara D Jr 55% 36% 20% Track CA Jr KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
54 AR Pryor, Mark D Jr 56% 37% 19% Track AR Jr KTHV-TV
55 MI Levin, Carl D Sr 54% 36% 18% Track MI Sr WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
56 AR Lincoln, Blanche D Sr 55% 37% 18% Track AR Sr KTHV-TV
57 WA Murray, Patty D Sr 55% 37% 18% Track WA Sr KING-TV KATU-TV
58 HI Akaka, Daniel D Jr 56% 39% 17% Track HI Jr SurveyUSA
59 TN Alexander, Lamar R Jr 53% 36% 17% Track TN Jr WBIR-TV
60 WI Feingold, Russ D Jr 54% 38% 17% Track WI Jr WDIO-TV
61 OR Smith, Gordon R Jr 54% 37% 17% Track OR Jr KATU-TV
62 GA Chambliss, Saxby R Sr 52% 36% 16% Track GA Sr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
63 KS Brownback, Sam R Sr 53% 37% 16% Track KS Sr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
64 GA Isakson, Johnny R Jr 51% 36% 15% Track GA Jr WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
65 KY McConnell, Mitch R Sr 54% 39% 15% Track KY Sr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
66 KS Roberts, Pat R Jr 51% 36% 15% Track KS Jr KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
67 SC DeMint, Jim R Jr 51% 36% 15% Track SC Jr WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
68 IL Durbin, Richard D Sr 52% 38% 15% Track IL Sr KSDK-TV
69 IA Harkin, Tom D Jr 53% 40% 13% Track IA Jr KAAL-TV
70 AK Murkowski, Lisa R Jr 54% 41% 13% Track AK Jr SurveyUSA
71 OK Coburn, Tom R Jr 50% 38% 12% Track OK Jr KFOR-TV
72 NC Dole, Elizabeth R Sr 52% 40% 12% Track NC Sr WFMY-TV
73 LA Landrieu, Mary D Sr 54% 42% 12% Track LA Sr SurveyUSA
74 PA Specter, Arlen R Sr 52% 41% 11% Track PA Sr WCAU-TV
75 NH Gregg, Judd R Sr 50% 40% 11% Track NH Sr WBZ-TV
76 CT Lieberman, Joseph D Jr 52% 44% 9% Track CT Jr WABC-TV
77 NV Reid, Harry D Sr 50% 42% 9% Track NV Sr SurveyUSA
78 MO Bond, Kit R Sr 51% 43% 8% Track MO Sr KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
79 RI Chafee, Lincoln R Jr 51% 44% 6% Track RI Jr WLNE-TV
80 OK Inhofe, James R Sr 46% 41% 5% Track OK Sr KFOR-TV
81 MN Coleman, Norm R Jr 48% 43% 5% Track MN Jr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
82 OH Voinovich, George R Jr 48% 44% 4% Track OH Jr WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
83 VA Allen, George R Jr 50% 46% 4% Track VA Jr WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
84 TX Cornyn, John R Jr 45% 42% 3% Track TX Jr WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
85 TN Frist, Bill R Sr 49% 46% 3% Track TN Sr WBIR-TV
86 NH Sununu, John R Jr 47% 44% 3% Track NH Jr WBZ-TV
87 MD Sarbanes, Paul D Sr 46% 44% 2% Track MD Sr WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
88 NC Burr, Richard R Jr 44% 42% 2% Track NC Jr WFMY-TV
89 CO Allard, Wayne R Sr 44% 43% 1% Track CO Sr KUSA-TV
90 NJ Menendez, Robert D Jr 45% 44% 0% Track NJ Jr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
91 MN Dayton, Mark D Sr 44% 45% -1% Track MN Sr KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
92 MA Kerry, John D Jr 48% 50% -2% Track MA Jr WBZ-TV
93 AZ Kyl, Jon R Jr 46% 48% -2% Track AZ Jr KPNX-TV
94 KY Bunning, Jim R Jr 44% 47% -3% Track KY Jr WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
95 FL Martinez, Mel R Jr 43% 46% -3% Track FL Jr WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
96 NJ Lautenberg, Frank D Sr 39% 45% -5% Track NJ Sr WABC-TV WCAU-TV
97 MT Burns, Conrad R Jr 41% 56% -15% Track MT Jr SurveyUSA
98 PA Santorum, Rick R Jr 37% 58% -21% Track PA Jr WCAU-TV
99 MO Talent, Jim R Jr 37% 60% -22% Track MO Jr KSDK-TV KCTV-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.