Melania Trump may be more popular than her husband, President Donald Trump, but she isn’t the most well when it comes to the first lady rankings.
Less than a month after she finally moved into the White House to her rating has climbed by 14 points to 51 percent, a Fox News poll published Friday found.
Many people don’t necessary dislike Melania before Trump became president. 28 percent of voters don’t view her favorably, while 35 percent viewed her unfavorably in December before he was sworn in.
In contrast, Michelle Obama had a favorability rating of 73 percent in April 2009.
The wife of President George W. 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.
At the very least, Melania Trump is the most popular adult living in the White House right now. Her husband is viewed unfavorably by 51 percent of voters and favorably by 47 percent of voters, according to the Fox poll. The poll surveyed 1,017 voters from June 25-27. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.
First ladies often are more popular than their husbands, pollster Gallup has explained,which “likely reflects that their role is far less controversial than that of the president, which often results in less-partisan ratings of the first lady.”