Political Intelligence | Q3 2019
Morning Consult's Senator Approval Rankings

On a daily basis, Morning Consult is surveying over 5,000 registered voters across the United States on their senators. Each quarter, we’ll update this page with the latest survey data, providing an in-depth look at how all 100 U.S. senators stand with voters in their state.

 

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The 10 Most Popular and Unpopular Senators
The most popular and unpopular senators are determined by total approval and total disapproval, with net approval (approval minus disapproval) serving as the tiebreaker.
1
Bernie
Sanders
(I - VT)
 65%  30%
2
Patrick
Leahy
(D - VT)
 63%  24%
3
John
Barrasso
(R - WY)
 59%  26%
4
Angus
King
(I - ME)
 57%  30%
5
John
Hoeven
(R - ND)
 56%  22%
6
Mike
Enzi
(R - WY)
 56%  23%
7
Amy
Klobuchar
(D - MN)
 55%  32%
8
John
Thune
(R - SD)
 54%  34%
9
Jeanne
Shaheen
(D - NH)
 54%  34%
10
Mitt
Romney
(R - UT)
 52%  33%

Senator Lookup

Search for a senator to view how their approval has shifted over time, as well as their net approval with each party’s voters. Historical data extends back as far as Morning Consult has tracked for each senator and is not displayed for those senators in their first term.

Net approval:
All voters
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Independents
Approval over time:
Approval Disapproval
This is the first quarter of their first term. Check back next quarter for trend data.

Sortable Table

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Approve
Don't Know
Disapprove
  • Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
    65% 5% 30%
  • Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
    63% 13% 24%
  • John Barrasso (R-WY)
    59% 14% 26%
  • Angus King (I-ME)
    57% 14% 30%
  • Mike Enzi (R-WY)
    56% 21% 23%
  • John Hoeven (R-ND)
    56% 22% 22%
  • Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
    55% 14% 32%
  • Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
    54% 12% 34%
  • John Thune (R-SD)
    54% 12% 34%
  • Chris Coons (D-DE)
    52% 21% 27%
  • Mitt Romney (R-UT)
    52% 15% 33%
  • Mike Rounds (R-SD)
    52% 14% 34%
  • Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
    51% 16% 33%
  • Ed Markey (D-MA)
    51% 24% 25%
  • Brian Schatz (D-HI)
    51% 21% 28%
  • Tom Carper (D-DE)
    50% 22% 28%
  • Jack Reed (D-RI)
    50% 22% 27%
  • Ben Sasse (R-NE)
    50% 18% 32%
  • Tim Scott (R-SC)
    50% 26% 25%
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
    50% 17% 32%
  • John Boozman (R-AR)
    49% 24% 27%
  • Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
    49% 24% 27%
  • Ben Cardin (D-MD)
    49% 28% 23%
  • Ted Cruz (R-TX)
    49% 16% 36%
  • Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
    49% 17% 35%
  • David Perdue (R-GA)
    49% 24% 27%
  • Jon Tester (D-MT)
    49% 12% 39%
  • Mark Warner (D-VA)
    49% 21% 30%
  • Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
    49% 10% 41%
  • Tom Cotton (R-AR)
    48% 20% 32%
  • Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
    48% 22% 30%
  • Mike Crapo (R-ID)
    48% 22% 30%
  • Joe Manchin (D-WV)
    48% 11% 42%
  • Chris Murphy (D-CT)
    48% 17% 35%
  • Patty Murray (D-WA)
    48% 23% 29%
  • Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
    48% 17% 35%
  • Ron Wyden (D-OR)
    48% 25% 27%
  • Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
    47% 17% 37%
  • Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
    47% 15% 38%
  • Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
    47% 23% 30%
  • Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
    47% 20% 33%
  • Steve Daines (R-MT)
    47% 22% 31%
  • Marco Rubio (R-FL)
    47% 19% 34%
  • Rick Scott (R-FL)
    47% 17% 36%
  • Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
    47% 24% 29%
  • Roger Wicker (R-MS)
    47% 25% 28%
  • Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
    46% 22% 32%
  • Cory Booker (D-NJ)
    46% 18% 36%
  • Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
    46% 18% 36%
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
    46% 22% 32%
  • James Inhofe (R-OK)
    46% 25% 29%
  • Tim Kaine (D-VA)
    46% 20% 34%
  • John Kennedy (R-LA)
    46% 28% 26%
  • James Lankford (R-OK)
    46% 27% 27%
  • Mike Lee (R-UT)
    46% 23% 31%
  • Jim Risch (R-ID)
    46% 26% 28%
  • Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
    46% 33% 22%
  • Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
    45% 28% 27%
  • Richard Shelby (R-AL)
    45% 26% 30%
  • Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
    45% 20% 34%
  • Mike Braun (R-IN)
    44% 29% 27%
  • John Cornyn (R-TX)
    44% 30% 26%
  • Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
    44% 31% 26%
  • Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
    44% 27% 28%
  • Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
    43% 26% 31%
  • Bob Casey (D-PA)
    43% 26% 31%
  • Susan Collins (R-ME)
    43% 9% 49%
  • Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
    43% 20% 38%
  • Deb Fischer (R-NE)
    43% 17% 40%
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
    43% 26% 31%
  • Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
    43% 16% 41%
  • Kamala Harris (D-CA)
    43% 22% 35%
  • Josh Hawley (R-MO)
    43% 27% 31%
  • Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
    43% 24% 34%
  • Tom Udall (D-NM)
    43% 24% 34%
  • Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
    42% 25% 32%
  • Jerry Moran (R-KS)
    42% 29% 29%
  • Tina Smith (D-MN)
    42% 29% 29%
  • Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
    42% 27% 31%
  • Todd Young (R-IN)
    42% 33% 25%
  • Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
    41% 29% 30%
  • Ron Johnson (R-WI)
    41% 26% 32%
  • Doug Jones (D-AL)
    41% 23% 36%
  • Michael Bennet (D-CO)
    40% 28% 33%
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
    40% 22% 39%
  • Rand Paul (R-KY)
    40% 20% 40%
  • Rob Portman (R-OH)
    40% 28% 32%
  • Roy Blunt (R-MO)
    39% 23% 38%
  • Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    39% 25% 36%
  • Joni Ernst (R-IA)
    39% 18% 43%
  • Martha McSally (R-AZ)
    39% 23% 37%
  • Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
    39% 30% 31%
  • Pat Toomey (R-PA)
    39% 25% 36%
  • Pat Roberts (R-KS)
    38% 26% 36%
  • Richard Burr (R-NC)
    37% 29% 34%
  • Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
    37% 14% 50%
  • Cory Gardner (R-CO)
    36% 25% 39%
  • Gary Peters (D-MI)
    36% 37% 28%
  • Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
    34% 23% 43%
  • Thom Tillis (R-NC)
    33% 30% 38%
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Methodology

About Morning Consult Political Intelligence

On a daily basis, Morning Consult surveys over 5,000 registered voters across the United States. Along with approval ratings for senators, Political Intelligence tracks the 2020 election as well as the approval ratings for all governors, House members, the president and more at the national, state and congressional district level. Each week, we will release a report with the most important findings on the 2020 election. Sign-up to receive that report in your inbox here.

Results from the most recent update

Morning Consult conducted 533,985 surveys with registered U.S. voters from July 1 through September 30, 2019, to determine the Q3 2019 Senator Rankings.

The margins of error vary by state and party. You can see the margin of error for each senator here.

In each poll, Americans indicated whether they approve or disapprove of the job performance of their U.S. senators. For each question, they could answer strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, strongly disapprove, or don’t know / no opinion.

Morning Consult obtained an up-to-date list of senators from Sunlight Foundation’s Congress API v3 and Open States API. Survey respondents were assigned to their appropriate senators based on their state of residence.

Morning Consult obtained population parameters for registered voters from the November 2012 Current Population Survey. We applied post-stratification weights based on gender, age, educational attainment and race.

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