President Trump tapped CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be his new secretary of State. Republican voters tend to like Trump’s choice, but don’t regard him as highly as they did Rex Tillerson last year. Still, one-in-three voters still need time to get to know Pompeo before casting an opinion.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters have a Somewhat Favorable impression of Mike Pompeo, including 13% who have a Very Favorable one. Thirty-one percent (31%) have an unfavorable view of the former three-term Republican congressman, with 15% who have a Very Unfavorable opinion. But 36% don’t know enough about Pompeo to have an opinion of him. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 13-14, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.