Informing government decision makers through research & industry insights.

Government Executive 2016 Presidential Poll: October 28, 2016

As reported exclusively by Government Executive.

Hillary Clinton has cemented her lead over Donald Trump among federal government employees, according to an independent Government Business Council / GovExec.com poll released on October 28, 2016. Clinton receives 53% of the vote, compared with 34% for Trump; in addition, Clinton holds a net favorability score 37 points higher than Trump's.

Respondents voting for Clinton because they fully support her as a candidate (59%) outnumber those voting for her because she represents the most viable alternative to Trump (42%). The opposite is true for Trump voters: a majority support him because they see him as the most viable alternative to Clinton (62%), versus the 38% who fully support him as a candidate.

Methodology

Government Business Council and GovExec released a survey on October 13, 2016 to a random sample of Government Executive, Nextgov, Defense One, and Route Fifty subscribers. At least 1085 federal employees participated in the survey, including 581 at the GS/GM-13 and above grade levels and 31 members of the Senior Executive Service. Respondents include representatives from at least 35 federal and defense agencies.

Survey Findings

Respondent Profile

Disclaimer

This post is written by Government Business Council; it is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Government Executive Media Group's editorial staff. For more information, see our advertising guidelines.

FROM OUR SPONSORS