DeVos Last in Approval Rating Among a Selection of Trump Officials, Poll Says
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos didn't enjoy the smoothest confirmation process, to put it mildly. How has that affected public perceptions of her? It doesn't seem to have helped.
At least that's the conclusion you could draw from a recent nationwide poll from Saint Leo University, in St. Leo, Florida.
Using an online survey, the university's Polling Institute asked 1,073 adults for their impressions of various high-profile members of Trump's administration. The response? More than half of those polled, or 52.3 percent, said they either somewhat or strongly disapproved of DeVos. Among those surveyed, 41 percent said they "strongly disapproved" of DeVos, while 11.3 percent said they "somewhat disapproved" of her. Her combined approval rating was 34.5 percent, also the lowest.
The second-most-unpopular top Trump official, among the six on the list, according to the poll, was Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president , whose combined disapproval rating was a shade under 50 percent. Secretary of Defense James Mattis enjoyed the lowest combined disapproval rating, clocking in at just under 30 percent. The survey also asked people about their general impressions of Trump's cabinet picks, and their combined approval rating was 40.5 percent, while their combined disapproval rating was 51.9 percent. Saint Leo also asked about Trump's handling of various topics, but did not ask about education specifically.
The Saint Leo University poll was conducted from March 3 to March 11, and had a margin of error of DeVos Last in Approval Rating Among a Selection of Trump Officials, Poll Says - Politics K-12 - Education Week: