Sorry libs. Melania Trump's approval ratings take a nice jump since inauguration

Kristopher Drake
March 12, 2017

The news comes just days after the US President and First Lady Melania announced tours would officially resume at the iconic building.

Melania kept a low profile in her first month, but was widely praised for hosting a women's luncheon Wednesday to celebrate International Women's Day.

President Trump has previously stated that his wife will focus on "women's issues, women's difficulties" during her time in the White House. The poll - which surveyed 1,025 Americans - found that 86 percent of Republicans view the first lady favorably while only 22 percent of Democrats do.

32 percent have an unfavorable view of her, almost identical to 31 percent pre-inauguration.

Since the election, first lady Melania Trump's approval rating among Americans has shot up 16 points to 52 percent - which is seven points ahead of her husband. That margin is a lot wider for Melania Trump than it was for Michelle Obama, who in April 2009 had a favorable rating of 93% among Democrats and 50% among Republicans. 12 percent have no opinion, and three percent don't know who she is.

Laura Bush, the last Republican first lady before Melania Trump, was perceived pretty evenly between the two genders with 56 percent of women liking her and 55 percent of men agreeing.

Fifty-eight percent of men view her positively, and 46% of women.

The president's approval rating was now 45 per cent, according to CNN/ORC.

Michelle Obama had a better rating among the ladies, with 78 percent of women saying they approved of here, compared with 68 percent men.

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