Attorney General Sessions More Popular Than Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch

Beleaguered? I don't think so.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions remains more popular than President Obama’s second attorney general, Loretta Lynch, according to the latest Rasmussen poll.

Polling data suggests that 37 percent of likely U.S. voters have a favorable impression of Sessions, while 47 percent view him in a negative light.

Lynch’s favorability rating peaked at 35 percent prior to her confirmation as AG under Obama between 2014-2017, which plummeted further after her airport meeting with Bill Clinton prior to the election. Sessions also polls higher than Lynch’s predecessor Eric Holder, who polled in the mid-20s from 2008-2014.

Sessions still polls better than Lynch after former FBI Director James Comey revealed last month that Lynch followed through on orders to misleadingly brand the Clinton email investigation as a “matter” in attempt to downplay its severity.



via ABC News
Current and former Justice Department officials – including even staunch critics of the Trump administration – are increasingly offering their support to embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The latest show of support came today from one of the nation’s top prosecutors, a veteran government attorney who’s been with the Justice Department for nearly two decades.

Speaking with ABC News’ Pierre Thomas, U.S. Attorney Jill Rose of the Western District of North Carolina said Sessions “enjoys wide support” among federal prosecutors like her. “And ... in times like this, the men and the women of the DOJ continue to do our work. We continue to represent the citizens of the United States”