12 percent in new poll say they have never heard of Pence

12 percent in new poll say they have never heard of Pence
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Roughly 12 percent of Americans say they never heard of Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump looms as flashpoint in Alabama Senate battle Stephen Miller's uncle says he donated to pro-refugee group as a wedding gift Short defends Trump's tweets as a 'very effective way' to communicate with Americans MORE, according to a new poll.

The survey from CNN conducted by SSRS asked respondents if they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Pence, among other prominent politicians.

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“Never heard of” was one selection for respondents to answer with, which 12 percent chose.

Of respondents selecting “never heard of,” 7 percent were men and 17 percent were women.

Twenty-one percent of non-white respondents said they had never heard of him.

Pence, the former governor of Indiana, has stayed relatively quiet compared to President TrumpDonald John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries MORE’s outsized personality in the White House.

Among the 1,011 people surveyed in the poll, 39 percent said they had a favorable opinion of Pence, while 40 percent said they had an unfavorable view. Eight percent of respondents said they had no opinion on Pence.

The survey was conducted by phone from Jan. 30-Feb. 2 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.