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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 USA GOVERNORS AS OF JULY 2005  ( Released 0712/05 )
SORTED ALPHABETICALLY BY STATE ( scroll down for other sorts )
May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 Change: June to July Change: May to July 'NET' JULY '05
APPROVAL
# State Governor Party A D A D Approve Disapprove Approve Disapprove Approve Disapprove
1 Alabama Riley, Bob R 36% 52% 44% 49% 45% 47% +1% -2% +9% -5% -2%
2 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R 27% 66% 28% 64% 31% 61% +3% -3% +4% -5% -30%
3 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D 59% 32% 58% 35% 57% 35% -1% +0% -2% +3% 22%
4 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R 51% 41% 56% 38% 56% 38% +0% +0% +5% -3% 18%
5 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R 40% 56% 35% 60% 36% 61% +1% +1% -4% +5% -25%
6 Colorado Owens, Bill R 54% 38% 51% 43% 50% 41% -1% -2% -4% +3% 9%
7 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R 66% 23% 74% 14% 73% 18% -1% +4% +7% -5% 55%
8 Delaware Minner, Ruth Ann D 40% 51% 43% 49% 43% 49% +0% +0% +3% -2% -6%
9 Florida Bush, Jeb R 49% 46% 55% 41% 52% 44% -3% +3% +3% -2% 8%
10 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R 47% 40% 48% 43% 52% 39% +4% -4% +5% -1% 13%
11 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R 59% 27% 60% 31% 61% 30% +1% -1% +2% +3% 31%
12 Idaho Kempthorne, Dirk R 54% 33% 58% 32% 58% 31% +0% -1% +4% -2% 27%
13 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D 36% 54% 38% 55% 38% 55% +0% +0% +2% +1% -17%
14 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R 42% 49% 45% 45% 47% 45% +2% +0% +5% -4% 2%
15 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D 50% 39% 48% 42% 54% 38% +6% -4% +4% -1% 16%
16 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D 54% 34% 51% 36% 55% 35% +4% -1% +1% +1% 20%
17 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R 36% 50% 38% 52% 34% 57% -4% +5% -2% +7% -23%
18 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D 55% 36% 52% 41% 54% 38% +2% -3% -1% +2% 16%
19 Maine Baldacci, John D 37% 55% 35% 57% 40% 55% +5% -2% +3% +0% -15%
20 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R 46% 43% 48% 45% 48% 45% +0% +0% +2% +2% 3%
21 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R 41% 51% 47% 48% 47% 46% +0% -2% +6% -5% 1%
22 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D 36% 57% 38% 55% 37% 59% -1% +4% +1% +2% -22%
23 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R 54% 38% 48% 46% 43% 50% -5% +4% -11% +12% -7%
24 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R 37% 55% 39% 56% 41% 52% +2% -4% +4% -3% -11%
25 Missouri Blunt, Matt R 33% 57% 35% 60% 35% 60% +0% +0% +2% +3% -25%
26 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D 58% 27% 62% 29% 58% 31% -4% +2% +0% +4% 27%
27 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R 54% 20% 60% 21% 57% 24% -3% +3% +3% +4% 33%
28 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R 54% 34% 57% 33% 55% 35% -2% +2% +1% +1% 20%
29 New Hampshire Lynch, John D 50% 29% 56% 28% 61% 26% +5% -2% +11% -3% 35%
30 New Jersey Codey, Richard D 41% 40% 47% 42% 48% 39% +1% -3% +7% -1% 9%
31 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D 54% 39% 53% 42% 53% 41% +0% -1% -1% +2% 12%
32 New York Pataki, George R 36% 56% 37% 55% 43% 50% +6% -5% +7% -6% -7%
33 North Carolina Easley, Michael D 52% 34% 51% 36% 52% 39% +1% +3% +0% +5% 13%
34 North Dakota Hoeven, John R 71% 20% 75% 20% 74% 20% -1% +0% +3% +0% 54%
35 Ohio Taft, Bob R 19% 74% 23% 71% 17% 76% -6% +5% -2% +2% -59%
36 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D 59% 30% 55% 34% 59% 30% +4% -4% +0% +0% 29%
37 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D 36% 48% 38% 50% 38% 50% +0% +0% +2% +2% -12%
38 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D 48% 43% 44% 49% 44% 49% +0% +0% -4% +6% -5%
39 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R 50% 39% 51% 43% 52% 42% +1% -1% +2% +3% 10%
40 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R 53% 35% 53% 37% 50% 39% -3% +2% -3% +4% 11%
41 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R 70% 19% 70% 18% 73% 18% +3% +0% +3% -1% 55%
42 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D 52% 40% 53% 40% 48% 44% -5% +4% -4% +4% 4%
43 Texas Perry, Rick R 38% 48% 42% 50% 38% 53% -4% +3% +0% +5% -15%
44 Utah Huntsman, Jon R 64% 21% 69% 21% 68% 21% -1% +0% +4% +0% 47%
45 Vermont Douglas, Jim R 60% 27% 58% 33% 61% 28% +3% -5% +1% +1% 33%
46 Virginia Warner, Mark D 55% 31% 58% 32% 63% 25% +5% -7% +8% -6% 38%
47 Washington Gregoire, Christine D 34% 58% 41% 49% 38% 52% -3% +3% +4% -6% -14%
48 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D 64% 24% 64% 24% 65% 25% +1% +1% +1% +1% 40%
49 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D 41% 49% 46% 46% 43% 48% -3% +2% +2% -1% -5%
50 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D 67% 20% 66% 23% 62% 26% -4% +3% -5% +6% 36%
Average 48% 41% 50% 41% 50% 41% +0% -0% +2% +1% 9%
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 USA GOVERNORS AS OF JULY 2005  ( Released 0712/05 )
SORTED FROM HIGHEST JULY 2005 APPROVAL RATING TO LOWEST ( scroll down for other sorts )
May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 Change: June to July Change: May to July 'NET' JULY '05
APPROVAL
# State Governor Name Party A D A D Approve Disapprove Approve Disapprove Approve Disapprove
1 North Dakota Hoeven, John R 71% 20% 75% 20% 74% 20% -1% +0% +3% +0% 54%
2 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R 66% 23% 74% 14% 73% 18% -1% +4% +7% -5% 55%
2 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R 70% 19% 70% 18% 73% 18% +3% +0% +3% -1% 55%
4 Utah Huntsman, Jon R 64% 21% 69% 21% 68% 21% -1% +0% +4% +0% 47%
5 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D 64% 24% 64% 24% 65% 25% +1% +1% +1% +1% 40%
6 Virginia Warner, Mark D 55% 31% 58% 32% 63% 25% +5% -7% +8% -6% 38%
7 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D 67% 20% 66% 23% 62% 26% -4% +3% -5% +6% 36%
8 New Hampshire Lynch, John D 50% 29% 56% 28% 61% 26% +5% -2% +11% -3% 35%
8 Vermont Douglas, Jim R 60% 27% 58% 33% 61% 28% +3% -5% +1% +1% 33%
8 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R 59% 27% 60% 31% 61% 30% +1% -1% +2% +3% 31%
11 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D 59% 30% 55% 34% 59% 30% +4% -4% +0% +0% 29%
12 Idaho Kempthorne, Dirk R 54% 33% 58% 32% 58% 31% +0% -1% +4% -2% 27%
12 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D 58% 27% 62% 29% 58% 31% -4% +2% +0% +4% 27%
14 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R 54% 20% 60% 21% 57% 24% -3% +3% +3% +4% 33%
14 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D 59% 32% 58% 35% 57% 35% -1% +0% -2% +3% 22%
16 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R 51% 41% 56% 38% 56% 38% +0% +0% +5% -3% 18%
17 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D 54% 34% 51% 36% 55% 35% +4% -1% +1% +1% 20%
17 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R 54% 34% 57% 33% 55% 35% -2% +2% +1% +1% 20%
19 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D 50% 39% 48% 42% 54% 38% +6% -4% +4% -1% 16%
19 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D 55% 36% 52% 41% 54% 38% +2% -3% -1% +2% 16%
21 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D 54% 39% 53% 42% 53% 41% +0% -1% -1% +2% 12%
22 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R 47% 40% 48% 43% 52% 39% +4% -4% +5% -1% 13%
22 North Carolina Easley, Michael D 52% 34% 51% 36% 52% 39% +1% +3% +0% +5% 13%
22 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R 50% 39% 51% 43% 52% 42% +1% -1% +2% +3% 10%
22 Florida Bush, Jeb R 49% 46% 55% 41% 52% 44% -3% +3% +3% -2% 8%
26 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R 53% 35% 53% 37% 50% 39% -3% +2% -3% +4% 11%
26 Colorado Owens, Bill R 54% 38% 51% 43% 50% 41% -1% -2% -4% +3% 9%
28 New Jersey Codey, Richard D 41% 40% 47% 42% 48% 39% +1% -3% +7% -1% 9%
28 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D 52% 40% 53% 40% 48% 44% -5% +4% -4% +4% 4%
28 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R 46% 43% 48% 45% 48% 45% +0% +0% +2% +2% 3%
31 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R 42% 49% 45% 45% 47% 45% +2% +0% +5% -4% 2%
31 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R 41% 51% 47% 48% 47% 46% +0% -2% +6% -5% 1%
33 Alabama Riley, Bob R 36% 52% 44% 49% 45% 47% +1% -2% +9% -5% -2%
34 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D 48% 43% 44% 49% 44% 49% +0% +0% -4% +6% -5%
35 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D 41% 49% 46% 46% 43% 48% -3% +2% +2% -1% -5%
35 Delaware Minner, Ruth Ann D 40% 51% 43% 49% 43% 49% +0% +0% +3% -2% -6%
35 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R 54% 38% 48% 46% 43% 50% -5% +4% -11% +12% -7%
35 New York Pataki, George R 36% 56% 37% 55% 43% 50% +6% -5% +7% -6% -7%
39 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R 37% 55% 39% 56% 41% 52% +2% -4% +4% -3% -11%
40 Maine Baldacci, John D 37% 55% 35% 57% 40% 55% +5% -2% +3% +0% -15%
41 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D 36% 48% 38% 50% 38% 50% +0% +0% +2% +2% -12%
41 Washington Gregoire, Christine D 34% 58% 41% 49% 38% 52% -3% +3% +4% -6% -14%
41 Texas Perry, Rick R 38% 48% 42% 50% 38% 53% -4% +3% +0% +5% -15%
41 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D 36% 54% 38% 55% 38% 55% +0% +0% +2% +1% -17%
45 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D 36% 57% 38% 55% 37% 59% -1% +4% +1% +2% -22%
46 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R 40% 56% 35% 60% 36% 61% +1% +1% -4% +5% -25%
47 Missouri Blunt, Matt R 33% 57% 35% 60% 35% 60% +0% +0% +2% +3% -25%
48 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R 36% 50% 38% 52% 34% 57% -4% +5% -2% +7% -23%
49 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R 27% 66% 28% 64% 31% 61% +3% -3% +4% -5% -30%
50 Ohio Taft, Bob R 19% 74% 23% 71% 17% 76% -6% +5% -2% +2% -59%
Average 48% 41% 50% 41% 50% 41% +0% -0% +2% +1% 9%
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APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 USA GOVERNORS AS OF JULY 2005  ( Released 0712/05 )
SORTED FROM HIGHEST JULY 2005 'NET APPROVAL' NUMBER TO LOWEST
May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 Change: June to July Change: May to July 'NET' JULY '05
APPROVAL
# State Governor Name Party A D A D Approve Disapprove Approve Disapprove Approve Disapprove
1 Connecticut Rell, Jodi R 66% 23% 74% 14% 73% 18% -1% +4% +7% -5% 55%
1 South Dakota Rounds, Mike R 70% 19% 70% 18% 73% 18% +3% +0% +3% -1% 55%
3 North Dakota Hoeven, John R 71% 20% 75% 20% 74% 20% -1% +0% +3% +0% 54%
4 Utah Huntsman, Jon R 64% 21% 69% 21% 68% 21% -1% +0% +4% +0% 47%
5 West Virginia Manchin, Joe D 64% 24% 64% 24% 65% 25% +1% +1% +1% +1% 40%
6 Virginia Warner, Mark D 55% 31% 58% 32% 63% 25% +5% -7% +8% -6% 38%
7 Wyoming Freudenthal, Dave D 67% 20% 66% 23% 62% 26% -4% +3% -5% +6% 36%
8 New Hampshire Lynch, John D 50% 29% 56% 28% 61% 26% +5% -2% +11% -3% 35%
9 Nebraska Heineman, Dave R 54% 20% 60% 21% 57% 24% -3% +3% +3% +4% 33%
9 Vermont Douglas, Jim R 60% 27% 58% 33% 61% 28% +3% -5% +1% +1% 33%
11 Hawaii Lingle, Linda R 59% 27% 60% 31% 61% 30% +1% -1% +2% +3% 31%
12 Oklahoma Henry, Brad D 59% 30% 55% 34% 59% 30% +4% -4% +0% +0% 29%
13 Idaho Kempthorne, Dirk R 54% 33% 58% 32% 58% 31% +0% -1% +4% -2% 27%
13 Montana Schweitzer, Brian D 58% 27% 62% 29% 58% 31% -4% +2% +0% +4% 27%
15 Arizona Napolitano, Janet D 59% 32% 58% 35% 57% 35% -1% +0% -2% +3% 22%
16 Kansas Sebelius, Kathleen D 54% 34% 51% 36% 55% 35% +4% -1% +1% +1% 20%
16 Nevada Guinn, Kenny R 54% 34% 57% 33% 55% 35% -2% +2% +1% +1% 20%
18 Arkansas Huckabee, Mike R 51% 41% 56% 38% 56% 38% +0% +0% +5% -3% 18%
19 Iowa Vilsack, Tom D 50% 39% 48% 42% 54% 38% +6% -4% +4% -1% 16%
19 Louisiana Blanco, Kathleen D 55% 36% 52% 41% 54% 38% +2% -3% -1% +2% 16%
21 Georgia Perdue, Sonny R 47% 40% 48% 43% 52% 39% +4% -4% +5% -1% 13%
21 North Carolina Easley, Michael D 52% 34% 51% 36% 52% 39% +1% +3% +0% +5% 13%
23 New Mexico Richardson, Bill D 54% 39% 53% 42% 53% 41% +0% -1% -1% +2% 12%
24 South Carolina Sanford, Mark R 53% 35% 53% 37% 50% 39% -3% +2% -3% +4% 11%
25 Rhode Island Carcieri, Don R 50% 39% 51% 43% 52% 42% +1% -1% +2% +3% 10%
26 Colorado Owens, Bill R 54% 38% 51% 43% 50% 41% -1% -2% -4% +3% 9%
26 New Jersey Codey, Richard D 41% 40% 47% 42% 48% 39% +1% -3% +7% -1% 9%
28 Florida Bush, Jeb R 49% 46% 55% 41% 52% 44% -3% +3% +3% -2% 8%
29 Tennessee Bredesen, Phil D 52% 40% 53% 40% 48% 44% -5% +4% -4% +4% 4%
30 Maryland Ehrlich, Robert R 46% 43% 48% 45% 48% 45% +0% +0% +2% +2% 3%
31 Indiana Daniels, Mitch R 42% 49% 45% 45% 47% 45% +2% +0% +5% -4% 2%
32 Massachusetts Romney, Mitt R 41% 51% 47% 48% 47% 46% +0% -2% +6% -5% 1%
33 Alabama Riley, Bob R 36% 52% 44% 49% 45% 47% +1% -2% +9% -5% -2%
34 Pennsylvania Rendell, Edward D 48% 43% 44% 49% 44% 49% +0% +0% -4% +6% -5%
34 Wisconsin Doyle, Jim D 41% 49% 46% 46% 43% 48% -3% +2% +2% -1% -5%
36 Delaware Minner, Ruth Ann D 40% 51% 43% 49% 43% 49% +0% +0% +3% -2% -6%
37 Minnesota Pawlenty, Tim R 54% 38% 48% 46% 43% 50% -5% +4% -11% +12% -7%
37 New York Pataki, George R 36% 56% 37% 55% 43% 50% +6% -5% +7% -6% -7%
39 Mississippi Barbour, Haley R 37% 55% 39% 56% 41% 52% +2% -4% +4% -3% -11%
40 Oregon Kulongoski, Ted D 36% 48% 38% 50% 38% 50% +0% +0% +2% +2% -12%
41 Washington Gregoire, Christine D 34% 58% 41% 49% 38% 52% -3% +3% +4% -6% -14%
42 Maine Baldacci, John D 37% 55% 35% 57% 40% 55% +5% -2% +3% +0% -15%
42 Texas Perry, Rick R 38% 48% 42% 50% 38% 53% -4% +3% +0% +5% -15%
44 Illinois Blagojevich, Rod D 36% 54% 38% 55% 38% 55% +0% +0% +2% +1% -17%
45 Michigan Granholm, Jennifer D 36% 57% 38% 55% 37% 59% -1% +4% +1% +2% -22%
46 Kentucky Fletcher, Ernie R 36% 50% 38% 52% 34% 57% -4% +5% -2% +7% -23%
47 California Schwarzenegger, Arnold R 40% 56% 35% 60% 36% 61% +1% +1% -4% +5% -25%
47 Missouri Blunt, Matt R 33% 57% 35% 60% 35% 60% +0% +0% +2% +3% -25%
49 Alaska Murkowski, Frank R 27% 66% 28% 64% 31% 61% +3% -3% +4% -5% -30%
50 Ohio Taft, Bob R 19% 74% 23% 71% 17% 76% -6% +5% -2% +2% -59%
Average 48% 41% 50% 41% 50% 41% +0% -0% +2% +1% 9%
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600 adults age 18+ in each of the 50 states were interviewed 7/8/05 to 7/10/05. You must credit SurveyUSA of Verona NJ if you broadcast, print, or cite these results in whole or part. Click on each state to open link which contains the margin of sampling error for each state, a complete statement of methodology and fully crosstabbed data.