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Tue Jan 15, 2019, 05:16 PM

New Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters of Federal Workers Oppose Shutdown, Majority Oppose Wall

Source: Govexec.com

Federal employees remain overwhelmingly opposed to the partial government shutdown, according to a new poll by Government Business Council and GovExec.com, with 72 percent against it and just 21 percent supporting it.

The results vary little from the last GBC/GovExec survey, conducted during the first week of agencies closing their doors, when 71 percent of federal workers said they opposed the shutdown. Now in its 25th day, federal employees appear cemented in their shutdown views.

Just 34 percent of federal employees support President Trump’s request for funding a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, while 56 percent oppose it. Of those against the wall, more than four out of five are strongly opposed to it. One in 10 respondents said they were neither for nor against Trump’s push for the wall.

Those working at shuttered agencies, which includes more than 800,000 employees who are not currently receiving pay, generally reflect the opinions of the federal workforce at large. Employees at closed agencies were only more opposed to the shutdown than their colleagues at fully funded agencies by 3 percentage points. Employees who are currently working—either at shuttered agencies without pay or at funded agencies—were slightly more opposed to the shutdown than their furloughed colleagues.

Read more: https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2019/01/poll-nearly-three-quarters-federal-workers-oppose-shutdown-majority-oppose-wall/154183/?oref=top-story



Overwhelming opposition to the shutdown, AND the wall by civil servants.

JUST SAY NO! Stand strong. End the lockout!

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James48 Jan 2019 OP
standingtall Jan 2019 #1
mastermind Jan 2019 #3
PatSeg Jan 2019 #4
Gregory Peccary Jan 2019 #2
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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 05:40 PM

1. Who are the 21% that support the shutdown?

I guess you can't fix stupid.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 05:57 PM

3. they suffer from a fox snooze lobotomy and their insurance doesn't cover it. nt

 

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Response to standingtall (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 06:30 PM

4. That was my reaction as well

Who is working without pay or not working at all that supports the shutdown? That is insane. What is wrong with this country?

There are a lot of polls that I find inconceivable, but I understand that many Americans aren't really paying attention. However, if you're not getting a paycheck, surely you are aware of what is going on.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 05:42 PM

2. This just gives Trump more reason to stay the course

He has to harm anyone who disagrees with him

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 07:57 PM

5. And Trump will continue to say the Fed workers are behind him. on and on.

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