Gregoire’s approval rating is abysmal, and has been for a long, long time

My governor, Christine Gregoire, must feel like the luckiest woman in the world that Barack Obama was on the ticket for the Dems back in November. The only reason she won was because Washingtonians were excited about Obama, voted for him, and then just checked the “D” mark all the way down the ballot.

Check out Gregoire’s approval ratings, dating back to last August. All of the polling was conducted by SurveyUSA.

Prior to reelection:

August:

Approve: 42
Disapprove: 53

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September:

Approve: 48
Disapprove: 48

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October:

Approve: 44
Disapprove: 52

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Alright, so only in September did she manage to split the vote between those who approve approve and those who disapprove. And because Obama was the Democratic nominee in a very liberal state, Gregoire won reelection 53%-47% over Dino Rossi, whom she defeated in 2004 after two recounts and a whole heck of a lot of controversy. Still lamenting over that.

Let’s check out her post-reelection ratings, shall we?

Post-reelection:

November:

Approve: 42
Disapprove: 54

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December:

Approve: 40
Disapprove: 55

Hmm, not off to a great start.

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January:

Approve: 42
Disapprove: 54

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February:

Approve: 38
Disapprove: 58

Oh boy, now the gap between approve and disapprove is 20 points.

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March:

Approve: 36
Disapprove: 57

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April:

Approve: 40
Disapprove: 55

Phew, recovered back to just “abysmal.”

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May:

Approve: 35
Disapprove: 58

Whoops, worst month yet for Gregoire. A gap of 23 points between approve and disapprove.

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June:

Approve: 37
Disapprove: 55

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And now, here we are in July. Her new approval rating should be out on the 25th, and I certainly don’t expect it to look any better than it has in the past 10 months. Someone who hopes that’s the case (until 2012, in fact) is Rob McKenna, Washington’s Attorney General. He is very popular, won reelection easily back in November (59%-41%), and is widely considered the GOP front-runner for 2012.

Fail.

Fail.

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One Response to Gregoire’s approval rating is abysmal, and has been for a long, long time

  1. Tara says:

    Wow! Great post

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