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So, we... like ... totally forgot to post this when we got the results of this week’s polling, and for that we apologize, but we thought we’d get the bad news to you after a brutal 14-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs to cheer you up. Wait. What? Whatever. Here we go...
Earlier this week, when the poll questions went out on Monday, the Nationals were coming off a 3-7 road trip through Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles, where they split a four-game set with the Dodgers. Taking two of four in LA, against a Dodger team that was on a bit of a roll was something of a positive, but it didn’t do manager Davey Martinez any favors in the managerial approval poll...
Martinez’s approval rating fell to 14% this week, down from 41%, 30%, and 21% over the last three weeks of polling, as the chatter that the second-year skipper’s seat may be warming picked up.
Confidence in the direction of the team overall? The Nats were eight games under .500 at 16-24 after the series in LA, and they’re now 18-26 after taking 2 of 3 from New York’s Mets in D.C., and dropping the series opener to the Cubs.
Before the Mets series, the confidence in the Nationals was up slightly, from a season-low 7% last week to 11% in the eighth week of FanPulse voting.
Where are you at this point?
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