Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderPerez wins bid to lead Democratic Party Dems fear divisions will persist after DNC chair election Michael Moore touts Ellison for DNC chair: ‘We need fresh blood’ MORE will leave the administration with a 26-percent favorable rating, but that is higher than two other Cabinet secretaries who recently departed the Obama administration.
According to an online YouGov poll released Monday, 26 percent have a favorable view of the attorney general, who announced last week he would step down when a successor is confirmed.
Another 37 percent have an unfavorable view of him, while the same number — 37 percent — do not know.
Holder's numbers are near, but not as low as, former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric ShinsekiEric ShinsekiShulkin confirmed to lead Dept. of Veterans Affairs Dems to Trump: Exclude VA from hiring freeze Dems, GOP battle over pace of Trump confirmations MORE and former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusObama's health secretary to be first female president of American University Leaked email: Podesta pushed Tom Steyer for Obama’s Cabinet Romney: Trump victory 'very possible' MORE, when they stepped down earlier this year.
Shinseki, who resigned at the end of May amid fallout from a report that some VA facilities falsified records to hide long wait times for veteran care, had an 18-percent favorable rating at the time, while 40 percent expressed an unfavorable view of him.
Sebelius, who stepped down in April after overseeing the rollout of HealthCare.gov, had a 19-percent favorable rating at the time, while 41 percent had an unfavorable view of her.
A large number of people in each poll expressed no opinion of the secretaries, who often are not recognized by the broader public.
The new Holder poll found that 44 percent of Democrats had a favorable view of him, while 14 percent of Republicans felt the same. His rating was highest among African-Americans — 57 percent expressed a favorable view of him, while only 6 percent viewed him unfavorably.