The Washington Poll asked state voters what they thought of Gov. Chris Gregoire, President George Bush, the state Legislature and Congress.
For Gregoire, 25 percent said they strongly approve of her job performance and 38 percent said they somewhat approve. Generally, those numbers are combined to measure a politician’s standing with voters. A year ago, the same poll showed Gregoire with 28 percent strongly approve and 38 percent somewhat approve.
For Bush, 13 percent of state voters said they strongly approve of his performance with 22 percent saying they somewhat approve. Last year, 22 percent of those polled strongly approved and 16 percent somewhat approved.
For the state Legislature: 8 percent strongly approve and 52 percent somewhat approve – nearly identical to last year.
For Congress: 5 percent strongly approve and 34 percent somewhat approve.