Skip to comments.Survey USA: Approval Ratings for All 50 Governors as of 11/29/05
Posted on 11/29/2005 2:46:37 PM PST by RWR8189
|APPROVAL RATINGS FOR ALL 50 GOVERNORS (Released 11/29/05)|
|SORTED BY 11/05 'NET JOB APPROVAL' (approval minus disapproval)
|2||North Dakota||Hoeven, John||R||Bush||75%||20%||55%||ND|
|3||South Dakota||Rounds, Mike||R||Bush||73%||21%||52%||SD|
|5||New Hampshire||Lynch, John||D||Kerry||69%||23%||46%||NH|
|7||West Virginia||Manchin, Joe||D||Bush||66%||26%||40%||WV|
|13||New Mexico||Richardson, Bill||D||Bush||63%||34%||29%||NM|
|20||New Jersey||Codey, Richard||D||Kerry||56%||35%||21%||NJ|
|22||Rhode Island||Carcieri, Don||R||Kerry||57%||38%||19%||RI|
|24||North Carolina||Easley, Michael||D||Bush||56%||38%||18%||NC|
|28||South Carolina||Sanford, Mark||R||Bush||51%||42%||9%||SC|
|39||New York||Pataki, George||R||Kerry||45%||51%||-6%||NY|
|('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||53%||42%||11%|
|('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight; population density is not taken into account).|
|Unweighted Average, 22 Democratic Governors||53%||41%||13%|
|Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 22 Democratic Governors|
|Unweighted Average, 28 Republican Governors||52%||42%||10%|
|Simple Average of the Approval Rating of all 28 Republican Governors|
>>I'm glad to see my Dem governor that is up for reelection next year, Rod Blagojevich, near the bottom of this list...<<
Along with Kathleen Blanco (La.), who really took the bull by the horns after Hurricane Katrina. (<;
I'm glad to see our governor, Fast Eddie Rendell, in negative numbers, even if it is only by 2%.
ND #2! Hoeven for Senate!
Lots of RINOcrats at the bottom of that list.
It's kind of funny to see Murkowsky near the end of the list. He is at least trying to get north slope oil/gas field development underway.
21 R govs at or above 0%, 7 below.
13 D govs at or above 0%, 9 below.
How the heck does that egg-head Rell have the highest approval rating of all U.S. governors? Has Connecticut reached the point where approval polls are administered like they are in China? Is there any other explanation?
I'm surprised that 31 of 50 govs are 50% or over appoval. I'm of the throw the bums out persuasion.
Kinda strange, at a glance, to see Wyoming with a D governor, and Connecticut with a R governor.
After the last time these ratings went out, with our Governor Mike Rounds leading the approval pack, our local Gannett rag went dumpster diving in the Capital and manufactured a scandal around use of the state airplane. I see that it has affected his numbers a little, but they must be disappointed they couldn't make a serious dent. They're scared he might challenge and defeat Tim Johnson in 2008.
Too bad he didn't run against Conrad. Dole has missed out on a lot of top candidates. Having second tier candidates going up against the dem smear machine isn't going to cut it next time.
People just love to see their leaders sob in the face of adversity. As a woman, I was embarrassed by Blanco's representation of women in politics.
MO Gov. Matt Blunt at 34% approval ? WTH ? Are they making this stuff up as they go along ? Pharaoh Phil Bredesen in my state (TN) surely does not have majority approval rating with the scandals going on.
way to bring up the rear Bubba Bob Taft!!
Blago is vunerable. It's because of his own bad ideas and that he can't wash off the stink of chicago politics. People are not very happy with gov't right now and the dems control IL gov't.
Wull... WTH? He's tied with the greatest populist Governor since Jesse Ventura, IOW Schwingin Schwartzenrenegger!!! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Kathleen Blanco is not getting any credit for the splendid job she did with Katrina and Rita. What a shame.
Before any of you NY'ers jump my frame... I know all too well we've got the champion RINO of ALL TIME in CA!!!
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