A poll of 800 likely Washington voters conducted by Strategic Vision, LLC on Sept. 19-21 found:
*38% of respondents approved of Gov. Christine Gregoire’s job performance; 54% disapproved; and 8% were undecided.
*President Bush’s job approval was at 38%; 50% disapproving; and 12% undecided. When asked to rate the President’s handling of the economy, 37% approved; 51% disapproved; and 12% were undecided. On the issue of Iraq, the poll found 39% approved of the President’s handling; with 52% disapproving; and 9% undecided. On the issue the President’s handling of the response to Hurricane Katrina, the poll found 34% approving, 55% disapproving, and 11% undecided.
*In a hypothetical 2008 match-up between Gregoire and 2004 opponent, Dino Rossi, the poll found that 54% said they would vote for Rossi; 37% said they would vote for Gregoire; and 9% were undecided.
*When asked if they approved of President Bush’s selection of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 50% approved; 35% disapproved; and 15% were undecided.
*When asked if they were confident that Washington had overcome the problems that plagued the last election; 20% said yes; 70% said no; and 10% were undecided.
*When asked if they favored raising taxes to pay for the costs of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, 38% said yes; 44% said no; and 18% were undecided.
*United State Senator Patty Murray received a 55% job approval; with 30% disapproving; and 15% undecided. United States Senator Maria Cantwell received a 48% job approval; with 37% disapproving; and 15% undecided.