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Monday, 25th April 2011

69% - Favorable First Lady

Source: Pew Research Center for People & the Press

From the report:

While political fights continue to divide Americans on most issues and politicians, one person in Washington continues to be broadly popular. Fully 69% of the public has a favorable view of First Lady Michelle Obama. Just 21% have an unfavorable view of the president's wife. Three-quarters of women (75%) view Michelle Obama favorably as do 67% of independents. Even among Republicans, about as many hold a favorable view (44%) of Michelle Obama as an unfavorable opinion (43%). When Michelle Obama's favorable rating was first tested in May 2008, just as many then as now had an unfavorable opinion of her (21%), while 43% viewed her favorably and nearly a third (32%) could not rate her. Since President' Obama's inauguration, however, she has been overwhelmingly popular with the public.

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