A new CNN poll released on Monday revealed how Americans feel about Vice President Mike Pence — if they know who he is.
The survey asked respondents if they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of specific people in the news, including Pence. They could choose favorable, unfavorable, never heard of, or no opinion.
In the survey, conducted from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2019, 12 percent said they never heard of Pence. That’s a far higher percentage than those who had never heard of previous Vice Presidents:
Joe Biden (March 25-27, 2011): 6 percent.
Dick Cheney (Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2003): 2 percent.
Al Gore (Jan. 16-18, 1995): 3 percent.
The CNN/SSRS poll showed that 39 percent had a favorable opinion and 40 percent had an unfavorable opinion of Pence, and 8 percent had no opinion.
Seventeen percent of those who said they never heard of Mike Pence are women, 21 percent are non-white, 18 percent are between the ages of 18 and 34, 16 percent are non-college graduates, and 16 percent are Democrats.