NEW POLL: Inslee Crushes Trump, Democratic Leadership Through COVID Remains Popular

Inslee’s actions and phased reopening plan receive broad support


SEATTLE — For the second time this week, a new public poll shows overwhelming support for Governor Jay Inslee’s leadership. A new KING5/Survey USA Poll shows a 61% approval rating for the Governor and he outperforms President Trump on the question of leadership during the COVID-19 crisis 61 to 29 — that’s a 32 point difference.

The poll also shows:

  • Two-thirds of Washingtonians support the response from Washington health officials
  • Large majorities are following social distancing, wearing masks, and staying at home to keep each other safe.
  • 64% support restrictions being lifted “slowly over time” — just as Governor Inslee’s Phased Reopening approach lays out.

This is now the 7th poll since the end of March showing robust public support for the steady, thoughtful leadership of Governor Inslee and the 4th poll in the last 3 weeks showing a strong preference for his proven guidance during the COVID crisis over President Trump’s chaoticincompetent, and petty response.

“How many public opinion surveys will it take for Washington Republicans to get the message that Washingtonians want their leaders to listen to science?” said Tina Podlodowski, Chair of the Washington State Democratic Party. “Washington voters trust Governor Jay Inslee over and over again because he is following the guidance of health experts and scientific data — not blindly following Donald Trump.”