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Trust in federal workers bounced back after shutdown
Trust in federal workers bounced back after shutdown

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees, a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown. In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent of registered voters surveyed said they had "a lot" of confidence in federal workers, and 51 percent said they had "some." The public's confidence in the federal workforce waned in 2012 and 2013 after scandals involving the Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration but rebounded after the shutdown last October. William C. Adams, a political scientist at the university's...

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