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Overall confidence in Washington Nationals low; Nats’ skipper Davey Martinez gets slight bump in approval rating...

The results are in. Confidence in the overall direction of the team is down slightly, Davey Martinez’s approval rating is up slightly... and voters think the Draft should go international...

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Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Nationals fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

So with five wins in the last six games, and two consecutive series wins, how are fans of the Washington Nationals who participate in the SB Nation FanPulse voting feeling heading into this weekend? Well, actually the voting took place early this week, coming off a series win in D.C. against Miami, so maybe the two wins in Atlanta will boost the confidence level in next week’s voting, but for now...

The confidence in the overall direction of the team is down to a season-low 6% (from 13% in last week’s voting). Doing the math of what it’s going to take to get back in the NL East race, it’s not hard to understand a lack of faith in spite of a recent upswing in the nation’s capital.

And Davey Martinez’s managerial approval rating? That actually bumped up to 20% from 11% last week and 14% in the previous week. Martinez survived a round of hot seat rumor-mill-ing from the writers covering the team locally and nationally, and received a sort-of-vote-of-confidence from the Nationals’ brass, who aren’t looking to change things up on Washington’s bench just yet.

This week’s national baseball question, of course, since it’s timely, had to do with the Draft, which takes place next week (starting Monday night, 6/3/19). The question this week was a simple one, should international players be included in the MLB Draft? The overwhelming majority of voters think they should...

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