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Education Secretary Lands at Bottom of Favorability Ratings in Poll
A public-opinion survey released last week reported that 28 percent of those polled have a very or somewhat favorable view of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, while 29 percent have a very unfavorable view of her.
The National Consult/Politico online poll, which dealt with the popularity of President Donald Trump's Cabinet members and various policy and political issues, found that a higher percentage of those polled gave DeVos a "very unfavorable" rating than any other Cabinet member included in the poll.
DeVos, a longtime champion of school choice, became a lightning rod for controversy during and after her January confirmation hearing before the Senate education committee. She has also drawn criticism for a number of her remarks, including her comments on the role of historically black colleges and universities.
Vol. 37, Issue 07, Page 5Published in Print: October 4, 2017, as Education Secretary Lands at Bottom Of Favorability Ratings in Poll