A newly released Fox News poll shows that First Lady Melania Trump is more popular than when Hillary Clinton was in the same role during her husband’s presidency.
The numbers indicate Melania’s approval ratings have risen sharply to 51%.
That matches former president Bill Clinton in his first year in office, but bests Hillary, whose approval sat at 49%.
Even more recently, Hillary’s favorability rating had fallen to 41%, a drop of two points from where it stood during election time in November.
As President Donald Trump’s approval rating remains historically low, the first lady’s popularity has been blossoming as of late, surpassing not only her husband but now former first lady Hillary Clinton.
According to a new FOX News poll, Melania Trump holds a approval rating of 51 percent, an increase of 16 points since last August.
When Clinton was first lady, she was close behind at 49 percent. Former President Bill Clinton had the same approval rating as Melania his first year as president.
Odd, Hillary always seemed like such a charming individual, as evidenced by this paragraph from a Vanity Fair article in 1993:
Washingtonians have come to regard the White House as a version of Clue, in which the latest rumor is always a variation of Colonel Hillary in the Library with a Knife. The First Lady has thrown (a) a vase, (b) a lamp, or (c) a Bible; at (a) her husband, (b) a Secret Service agent, or (c) a steward; (a) in the private quarters, (b) at Blair House, or (c) in a limo. When the president comes downstairs one morning with scratches on his face, reporters at the next two press briefings are obsessed with wild, salacious speculation.
While 51% may not seem high, it’s certainly impressive to attain a majority of support in such a polarizing political atmosphere.
Her numbers have risen from just 25% approval a year ago according to Gallup.
Fox had a 35% approval rating last summer, and was still sitting at a mere 37% for Melania in December, right before her husband took office.
“After stepping forward on the national stage by moving into the White House last month,” they wrote, “the First Lady is becoming better known and better liked across party lines.”
Michelle Obama tops both Melania and Hillary in the popularity poll during her first year as First Lady, coming in with an impressive 73%.
Who do you think is the best First Lady – Melanie, Michelle, or Hillary? Share your thoughts below!
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