Melania Trump is far more popular than her husband but who isn’t lately, but she isn’t the most well-liked first lady of them all. Less than a month after the First Lady finally moved into the White House to join her spouse, Melania’s approval ratings have climbed by 14 points to 51 percent, a Fox News poll found.
More Americans are also less inclined to dislike Melania Trump than there were before her husband became president, the poll found. About 28 percent of voters don’t view her favorably, while 35 percent viewed her unfavorably in December before he was sworn in.
Melania Trump’s predecessor, in contrast, was beloved by Americans at this point in her husband’s first term. Michelle Obama had a rating of 73 percent in April 2009.
Melania’s support has increased across party lines, with an increase of 24 percent among Republicans and 12 percent among Democrats.
Republicans are over three times more likely to have a positive view of the first lady than Democrats, by 82 percent to 26 percent. Another 43 percent of independents favor the first lady.
Laura Bush, who served two terms before President Barack Obama, was also more popular than Melania Trump. Laura Bush’s favorable ratings ranged between 63 percent and 80 percent during the Bush administration.