IN TWO DAYS THIS WILL BE A BIG STORY ON CONSERVATIVE BLOGS: GOVEXEC.COM “25% OF FEDS WOULD CONSIDER LEAVING THEIR JOBS IF TRUMP BECOMES PRESIDENT”
Now that I’m not sitting in rooms full of lawyers and once again free to do what I do best, write, I can tell you about the latest survey done by Government Executive Online. With Trump leading among government employees at 32% it comes as a bit of a shock that 25% of federal employees polled said they would consider leaving the civil service if Trump wins in November. Now this is sweetmeat for conservatives because they think this means they can hire more Trump loving people to pack the seats of government offices for the next three decades. In the words of my good friend Lee Corso, “Not so fast!”
Donald Trump among the 688 civil servants polled received 33% favorable and 64% unfavorable [full disclosure Clinton was 35%/62% which isn’t very inspiring.–G.R.M. Copy Ed.] The highest favorable were for Bernie Sanders with 44% among the Democratic Party candidates and Marco Rubio with 36% among the GOP candidates. It was a different question that will be buried on conservative blogs on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week when the Right “discovers” this survey. This question asked if the civil servant would be embarrassed, proud or ambivalent to have a candidate as President. Trump drew a 59% embarrassed with Clinton at 49%, Rubio at 20%, Cruz at 45% and Sanders at 37%. On the proud end of that scale Hillary Clinton had 27%, tied with Bernie Sanders while Marco Rubio had 26%, Trump 22% and Ted Cruz 21%. I look forward to seeing how the Right wing blogs, especially Breitbart.com will spin this.