Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Poll: "sick" relationship between Fed Govt and Public

Poll results released on Monday by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service and Gallup highlighted what the Partnership's president, Max Stier, characterized as a "sick relationship" between the federal government and the American public.

"We do not have the kind of support from the public the government needs to accomplish its mission," Stier said. "But these numbers describe what needs to take place to fix that relationship."

Survey respondents had a slightly higher regard for government workers than for agencies, but neither fared too well. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said they thought federal employees did a good or excellent job, and 27 percent said the same of federal departments and agencies.