Recent Elway Poll findings shed light on the public’s optimism in Washington this election season, quick on the heels of a record 176-day legislative session. My, what an owlish bunch. Lobbyists rated the recent legislative session at the highest level since 2011. But lobbyists’ overall letter grade for the Legislature as a whole was only C-minus. State voters were less kind: They gave the Legislature a D-plus grade and Gov. Inslee a C.