- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Roughly one in four federal workers would consider leaving their jobs if Donald Trump were elected president, a new poll has found.

About 14 percent of government workers said they would “definitely” consider quitting under a Trump presidency, while an additional 11 percent said they would “maybe” do so, according to a new survey conducted by the Government Business Council.

The share of Democrats who said they would leave is higher, with 42 percent indicating that they would consider leaving, while 48 percent would not. Just 8 percent of Republican workers would consider leaving under Mr. Trump, the poll said.

The majority of of Democratic respondents — 56 percent — said they would support President Obama, if he were eligible, over any other candidate in the field. Just 37 percent said they wouldn’t vote for Mr. Obama again.

Among all those surveyed, 59 percent said they would be embarrassed to have Mr. Trump as president, compared to 49 percent who said the same for Hillary Clinton. Twenty-seven percent said they would be “proud” to serve under President Sanders or Clinton.

The poll, conducted Jan. 20-26, surveyed 688 federal employees representing over 30 civilian and defense agencies. Of those, 35 percent identified as independents, 28 percent as Democrats, and 26 percent as Republicans. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.

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