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Defense Secretary James Mattis is the most popular Trump cabinet member with a 20% net favorability rating, according to the latest Morning Consult/Politico survey, with Education Secretary Betsy Devos receiving the highest unfavorable rating.

Why it matters: Not a single cabinet member received more than 50% favorability, with Ben Carson receiving the highest favorability score of 42%, however he had more haters than both John Kelly and James Mattis, which put him in third place for net favorability.

Here's how other cabinet members rank in popularity:

  1. Defense Secretary James Mattis with +20% net favorability, and 40% favorability
  2. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly with +17% net favorability and 39% favorability
  3. HUD Secretary Ben Carson with +9% net, and 42% favorability.
  4. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin with net +9% and 28% favorability.
  5. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with net +7% and 35% favorability.
  6. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue with +4% net and 24% favorability.

The least popular cabinet member was Education Secretary Betsy Devos who had a net -12% favorability, with 40% viewing her unfavorably. She was followed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions (34%), Energy Secretary Rick Perry (30%) and then Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (26%).


The "net favorability" score is found by subtracting the percentage of respondents who view the cabinet member unfavorably from the percentage of those who viewed them favorably.

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