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And I am, apparently, hated by the American public.

Polling shows that most Americans hold the United States Congress in the same esteem typically reserved for root canals and Nickelback, but there’s another group in Washington that’s not doing much better in the public’s eyes: federal workers.

As lawmakers seem to be lurching towards a government shutdown that could keep much of the federal workforce uncertain about their next paycheck, public opinion --  and sympathy -- for the more than two million civilian federal employees is at record lows.

A new poll from the George Washington University out this week shows that 35 percent of registered voters said they have “little or no confidence” in federal workers, up sharply from 23 percent just two years ago. Just one in five Americans say they have “lot of confidence” in government employees.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/...

Now I am furloughed.

Originally posted to aaraujo on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 11:13 AM PDT.

Also republished by Military Community Members of Daily Kos.

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