Washington – At least the US First Lady is garnering a positive response from the US as a new poll has found that approval ratings of Melania Trump have soared to double digits since her husband Donald Trump was inaugurated as President.
The findings of the CNN/ORC poll were released on Wednesday wherein it was found that 52 per cent of Americans have a favourable view of Melania Trump, an increase from the 36 per cent pre-inauguration. If we compare the current ratings with that of February 26, Melania’s rating was a mere 24 per cent last year with her unfavourable at 31 per cent and 23 per cent had never even heard of her. The latest poll showed that just 3 per cent say they do not know who the First Lady is and her unfavorable rate has held steady at 32 per cent.
The results fall along party lines; 86 per cent of Republicans view the First Lady favourably, while just 22 per cent of Democrats feel the same. The margin is a lot wider for her Melania Trump than it was for her predecessor Michelle Obama, who in April 2009 had a favourable rating of 93 per cent among Democrats and 50 per cent among Republicans.
According to the poll, men have a more favourable view of her than women. favourable view of her than women. favourable view of her than women. Fifty-eight per cent of men view her positively, and 46 per cent of women. Michelle Obama’s numbers in that category were dramatically flip-flopped with 78 per cent women and 68 per cent men. Interviews for the CNN/ORC poll were conducted from March 1 to 4, by telephone with 1,025 adult Americans.