ANALYSIS: CONFIDENCE IN FEDERAL WORKERS UP SHARPLY AFTER SHUTDOWN - November 6, 2013
By William C. Adams and Donna Lind Infeld, Government Executive
Whether a sympathy vote or a new found appreciation, many Americans seem to have taken a fresh look at the federal workforce and decided it merits more confidence.
Confidence in civilian federal workers increased significantly during the shutdown, according to a new George Washington University Battleground Poll. After hitting a low point before the shutdown, voters’ ratings of federal workers have jumped to the highest levels in five years.