Poll: Will Government Workers Quit Because of Trump?


Around 28 percent of federal workers say they are or at least might be “considering leaving the federal service” because of Donald Trump’s election, according to a recent poll by GovExec.com and the independent Government Business Council.

This statistic is up three percentage points from the last time this same poll question was taken last February. Only 25% at the time claimed they would quit their jobs.

Other results included early retirement. Over half of the respondents said they are “eligible for retirement and [might] retire earlier than planned.”

Fourteen percent claimed they are “considering” quitting and the same share said the possibility is a “maybe.”

It’s important to note that in the same pool of respondents, nearly 62% of the polled federal workers voted for Hillary Clinton, in the presidential election, while only 28% voted for Trump.

Nearly 50% responded that Trump “will hinder his management of the federal government,” and nearly 30% claimed that his presidency will have a negative impact on their agency.

H/T: Washington Examiner

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