Posted by: maboulette | May 24, 2017

Most Federal Employees Disapprove Of Trump


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More than half of federal employees disapprove of President Trump’s performance during his first 100 days in office, according to a new poll.

OVER HALF

Fifty-eight percent disapprove of Trump, according to a Government Business Council survey released recently.

37%

Thirty-seven percent approve of Trump’s presidency so far, while 4 percent remain uncertain.

PARTY LINES

The breakdown falls along strict party lines. Pollsters found that 92 percent of federal workers who identify as Democrat disapprove of Trump, followed by 60 percent of independents and 18 percent of Republicans.

86%

However, participants on both sides overwhelmingly think Trump should be held to the same standard as federal employees, with 86 percent agreeing with that idea.

MAJORITY GOP

A majority of Republican-leaning federal employees tend to approve of Trump’s decisions since taking office, including the temporary federal hiring freeze lifted in April.

Seventy-eight percent of Republicans approve of Trump, as do 35 percent of independents and 5 percent of Democrats.

SURVEY

The survey, conducted last month, also found that some 6 in 10 respondents disapprove of Trump appointing his family members to high-level positions in his administration. However, 43 percent of Republicans approve while 92 percent of Democrats disapprove. Thirty-one percent remain “neutral.”

OVER HALF

Overall, 62 percent disapprove of such appointments, while 19 percent approve and 18 percent are neutral.

FIRST PUBLIC OFFICE

The presidency is the first public office held by Trump, who repeatedly vowed he would bring his business sense to government during his 2016 election bid.

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS COUNCIL

The Government Business Council conducted its latest survey of 1,295 federal employees via interviews from April 20 to 25. The survey has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

The group did not provide a margin of error for its survey of participants based on party affiliation, which included 1,097 respondents.

 

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