Just under half rated him ”only fair” or ”poor.” Forty-percent had a positive view, saying the governor was doing a ”good’ or ‘excellent” job.
Analysts believe the low approval rating reflects the outcome of two special legislative sessions and the failure to pass universal background checks on gun purchases and a new transportation package.
Former Gov. Christine Gregoire’s approval rating was at 43 percent during the same amount of time in office.
The poll of 406 registered voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percent.