APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS AS OF 11/20/06
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS (Released 11/20/06) MEDIA SPONSOR
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11/20/06 Net 11/20
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# State Name Party '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 North Dakota Hoeven, John R Bush 86% 10% 76% ND SurveyUSA
2 Utah Huntsman, Jon R Bush 77% 18% 59% UT KSL-TV
3 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R Bush 75% 21% 54% NE SurveyUSA
4 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R Kerry 74% 23% 51% CT WABC-TV
5 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R Kerry 71% 24% 47% HI SurveyUSA
6 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R Bush 70% 27% 43% SD SurveyUSA
7 Vermont Douglas, Jim R Kerry 63% 33% 30% VT SurveyUSA
8 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R Bush 62% 35% 28% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
9 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R Bush 59% 32% 27% NV SurveyUSA
10 Alabama Riley, Bob R Bush 60% 37% 23% AL WKRG-TV
11 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R Bush 59% 37% 23% MS SurveyUSA
12 Colorado Owens, Bill R Bush 58% 36% 22% CO KUSA-TV
13 Florida Bush, Jeb R Bush 58% 40% 18% FL WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
14 Idaho Risch, Jim R Bush 53% 36% 17% ID SurveyUSA
15 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R Bush 57% 40% 17% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
16 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R Kerry 57% 40% 17% RI WLNE-TV
17 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R Bush 55% 42% 12% AR KTHV-TV
18 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R Kerry 51% 47% 4% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
19 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R Kerry 49% 47% 2% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
20 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R Bush 43% 49% -5% IN WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
21 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R Kerry 45% 51% -6% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
22 New York Pataki, George R Kerry 42% 52% -10% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
23 Texas Perry, Rick R Bush 41% 56% -14% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
24 Missouri Blunt, Matt R Bush 38% 57% -19% MO KSDK-TV KCTV-TV
25 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R Bush 35% 61% -26% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
26 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R Kerry 34% 65% -31% MA WBZ-TV
27 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R Bush 19% 78% -58% AK SurveyUSA
28 Ohio Taft, Bob R Bush 12% 83% -71% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
29 New Hampshire Lynch, John D Kerry 79% 17% 61% NH WBZ-TV
30 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D Bush 77% 19% 59% WY SurveyUSA
31 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D Bush 77% 20% 57% OK KFOR-TV
32 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D Bush 74% 23% 51% WV WUSA-TV
33 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D Bush 74% 24% 51% NM KOB-TV
34 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D Bush 73% 24% 49% TN WBIR-TV
35 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D Bush 70% 24% 46% MT SurveyUSA
36 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D Bush 71% 27% 44% AZ KPNX-TV
37 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D Bush 63% 33% 30% KS KWCH-TV KCTV-TV
38 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D Kerry 61% 36% 25% PA WCAU-TV
39 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D Bush 58% 39% 19% IA KAAL-TV
40 North Carolina Easley, Michael D Bush 55% 39% 16% NC WFMY-TV
41 Virginia Kaine, Tim D Bush 52% 37% 15% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
42 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D Kerry 55% 42% 13% WI WDIO-TV
43 Washington Gregoire, Christine D Kerry 52% 42% 10% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
44 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D Kerry 52% 44% 9% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
45 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D Kerry 47% 48% -1% OR KATU-TV
46 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D Kerry 46% 49% -2% IL KSDK-TV
47 New Jersey Corzine, Jon D Kerry 45% 49% -3% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
48 Delaware Minner, Ruth D Kerry 45% 49% -4% DE WCAU-TV
49 Maine Baldacci, John D Kerry 42% 54% -12% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
50 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D Bush 39% 58% -19% LA SurveyUSA
Weighted Average 51% 45% 6%  
('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 56% 39% 17%  
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
Unweighted Average, 22 Democratic Governors 59% 36% 23%  
Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 22 Democratic Governors
Unweighted Average, 28 Republican Governors 54% 42% 12%  
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 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.