Holder to depart with 26-percent favorable rating

Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderAirbnb celebrates voting rights bill while confronting discrimination allegations Holder: Trump 'a very shallow man' Mothers of the Movement: Hillary ‘isn’t afraid to say Black Lives Matter’ 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 ShinsekiVeterans group blasts VA secretary, despite words of regret Cruz: VA secretary 'should resign' VA secretary refuses to apologize for Disney comments MORE and former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusRomney: Trump victory 'very possible' Fighting for assisted living facilities The chaotic fight for ObamaCare 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.

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