Melania Trump's Approval Ratings on the Rise

Elias Hubbard
March 12, 2017

But when it comes to American women and their perception of the new first lady, Melania Trump's popularity trailed behind several other incoming-president's wives - virtually all of whom received a majority of public approval during their respective administration's first 100 days in office.

Most of the recent increase in her popularity is due to previously undecided Americans who had yet to form an opinion, CNN said.

Unsurprisingly, Republicans have a higher opinion of Melania than Democrats.

About 52 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the first lady, up from 36 percent before the inauguration, according to CNN, which conducted the poll with research firm ORC International.

Staff who arrange tours of White House, which is home to USA president Donald Trump, have issued new rules about who is allowed to apply for tickets.

On Wednesday, she hosted a luncheon at the White House to celebrate International Women's Day. It showed that 58% of men and 46% of women rated her favorably.

Trump's predecessor, Michelle Obama, didn't elicit such a split response, with a 93 percent approval rating among Democrats and a 50 percent approval among Republicans in April 2009, four months after her husband took office.

Predictably, poll results heavily reflected partisan politics, as 86% of Republicans viewed Melania favorably, compared to just 22% of Democrats.

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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