APPROVAL RATING FOR GEORGE W BUSH AS OF 2/16/06
SORT ► SORTED ALPHABETICALLY BY STATE
SORTED BY 2/06 'NET APPROVAL'
SORTED BY 'APPROVAL' IN DESCENDING ORDER
Sorted
JOB APPROVAL / PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH (Released 2/16/06)
SORTED BY 'APPROVAL' IN DESCENDING ORDER MEDIA SPONSOR
2/16/2006 Net 2/06
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# State '04 ECV Approve Disapprove
1 Utah Bush 58% 39% 19% UT KSL-TV
2 Idaho Bush 55% 43% 12% ID
3 Alabama Bush 53% 44% 9% AL WKRG-TV
3 Wyoming Bush 53% 44% 9% WY
5 Nebraska Bush 52% 44% 8% NE
5 Oklahoma Bush 52% 45% 7% OK KFOR-TV
7 Montana Bush 50% 47% 3% MT
8 Alaska Bush 49% 49% 0% AK
8 Kansas Bush 49% 47% 2% KS KWCH-TV
8 Texas Bush 49% 46% 3% TX WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
11 South Carolina Bush 48% 49% -1% SC WCSC-TV WLTX-TV
12 Kentucky Bush 47% 49% -2% KY WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
12 Mississippi Bush 47% 50% -3% MS
12 North Dakota Bush 47% 50% -3% ND
15 Georgia Bush 46% 52% -6% GA WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
15 Indiana Bush 46% 51% -5% IN WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
15 Louisiana Bush 46% 50% -4% LA
15 Tennessee Bush 46% 52% -6% TN WBIR-TV
19 Arizona Bush 45% 53% -8% AZ KPNX-TV
19 Virginia Bush 45% 52% -7% VA WUSA-TV WDBJ-TV
19 West Virginia Bush 45% 52% -7% WV WUSA-TV
22 New Mexico Bush 43% 54% -11% NM KOB-TV
22 North Carolina Bush 43% 53% -10% NC WTVD-TV WFMY-TV
22 South Dakota Bush 43% 53% -10% SD
25 Florida Bush 42% 55% -13% FL WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
26 Arkansas Bush 41% 56% -15% AR KTHV-TV
26 Nevada Bush 41% 57% -16% NV KVBC-TV
28 Minnesota Kerry 40% 56% -16% MN KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
29 Colorado Bush 39% 58% -19% CO KUSA-TV
29 Missouri Bush 39% 57% -18% MO KSDK-TV
31 Hawaii Kerry 38% 55% -17% HI KHON-TV
31 Iowa Bush 38% 57% -19% IA KAAL-TV
31 New Hampshire Kerry 38% 59% -21% NH WBZ-TV
31 Oregon Kerry 38% 59% -21% OR KATU-TV
31 Washington Kerry 38% 60% -22% WA KING-TV KATU-TV
31 Wisconsin Kerry 38% 59% -21% WI WDIO-TV
37 New Jersey Kerry 37% 60% -23% NJ WABC-TV WCAU-TV
37 Ohio Bush 37% 60% -23% OH WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
39 Pennsylvania Kerry 36% 60% -24% PA WCAU-TV
40 Delaware Kerry 35% 63% -28% DE WCAU-TV
40 Maryland Kerry 35% 62% -27% MD WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
42 Maine Kerry 34% 64% -30% ME WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
42 Michigan Kerry 34% 62% -28% MI WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
44 Illinois Kerry 33% 64% -31% IL KSDK-TV
44 New York Kerry 33% 62% -29% NY WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
46 Connecticut Kerry 32% 66% -34% CT WABC-TV
47 California Kerry 30% 68% -38% CA KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
47 Vermont Kerry 30% 67% -37% VT
49 Massachusetts Kerry 29% 68% -39% MA WBZ-TV
50 Rhode Island Kerry 25% 72% -47% RI WLNE-TV
Weighted Average 40% 57% -18%   << This apparent discrepancy is due to rounding: 39.51% - 57.22% = 17.70%
('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 42% 55% -13%  
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).
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600 adults age 18+ in each of the 50 states were interviewed by SurveyUSA 2/10/06 to 2/12/06. 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.