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25% Still Haven’t Heard of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Favorable opinions of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius have improved slightly from a month ago, but one-in-four voters still hasn't even heard of the government official in charge of the unpopular new national health care law. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters hold an unfavorable impression of Sebelius, showing little change from late October. But 30% now view Sebelius favorably, up from 25% last month. These findings include nine percent (9%) with a Very Favorable opinion of the HHS secretary and 28% with a Very Unfavorable one. 

Twenty-five percent (25%) of voters still haven't heard of Sebelius, while another two percent (2%) don't know enough about her to venture even a soft opinion. That compares to 31% who had no opinion of her a month ago. This is the first survey to give respondents the option of saying they have never heard of her. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 21-22, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. 

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