Poll finds support for reforming the Postal Service

The Direct Marketing Association--the leading trade group for the direct-mail industry--released a national poll this week that indicates support for reforming the U.S. Postal Service.

When asked, "Do you believe that solving the problems of the U.S. Postal Service should be a high priority of Congress?" 55 percent agreed and 42 percent disagreed.

When asked whether respondents favored "legislation that will give the U.S. Postal Service the flexibility and tools it needs to reform and improve its operations," 73 percent agreed and only 19 percent disagreed.

The poll of 1,005 adults was conducted from last Thursday through Sunday by Opinion Research Corp.

The Direct Marketing Association and other groups have been working with the Postal Service for several years to pass compromise legislation that changes the way the agency is structured and operates.