Gallup recently conducted a poll
to find out which high-profile federal agencies and departments have the highest favorability scores with the U.S. public. Out of eight entities included in the research, Americans have a mostly positive view of eight. After being named the top-rated agency in 2014, 2017 and 2018, the U.S. Postal Service
maintained its top position once again this year. 74 percent of Americans said the USPS is doing a good or excellent job with only 8% of those polled saying it is doing poorly.
With 69 percent of people saying the agency is doing a good job, the Secret Service came second in 2019, ahead of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which had 64 percent. The oft-loathed IRS came ninth, having increased its favorability ratings from 45 percent in 2017 to 50 percent in 2019. The Veterans Administration or VA
has consistently come bottom of the rankings every year the survey has been conducted. This time around, it remains rock bottom with only 39 percent of people saying the agency is doing an excellent or good job. Gallup puts its poor performance this year down to reports of veterans dying in VA hospitals due to long waits for medical care.