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 PenceMarc Short to return to White House as Pence’s chief of staff China accuses US of trying to block development after Pence Huawei comments Kamala Harris shopping trip stirs Twitter campaign trail debate 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 TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ 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.