(Washington Examiner) According to a new poll conducted by GovExec.com and the independent Government Business Council, 28 percent of federal workers say they are or at least might be "considering leaving the federal service" because of Donald Trump's election. This is actually up from 25 percent who said the same in February when asked about the possibility that Trump might be elected.
Fourteen percent said that yes, they are considering it, and the same share said "maybe" they are. Of this combined 28 percent, just over half said they are "eligible for retirement and [might] retire earlier than planned," meaning they might be serious about this.
The same poll shows (unsurprisingly) that 62 percent of federal workers voted for Hillary Clinton, and only 28 percent for Trump. Half of the respondents said they believe Trump's business experience "will hinder his management of the federal government," and 28 percent believe that his presidency will have a negative impact on their agency.
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