Poll: Melania Trump’s approval rises as people get to know first lady
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First lady Melania Trump’s approval ratings have increased by 14 points to 51 percent, according to a new Fox News Poll

After stepping forward on the national stage by moving into the White House last month, the First Lady is becoming better known and better liked across party lines.

The poll also found that fewer voters dislike Melania Trump than they did before her husband was elected president, with only 28 percent who now view her unfavorably as opposed to the 35 percent who did before President Trump’s inauguration in December.


A poll taken last summer found that only 35 percent of voters held favorable views of the president’s wife, and 40 percent viewed her unfavorably. Another 24 percent said they could not rate the first lady.

The first lady’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.

The first lady is currently more popular than the president, but has a lower favorable rating than her predecessor Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama releases her voting playlist Obama to young voters: Create 'a new normal in America' by voting for Biden Obama hits trail to help Biden, protect legacy MORE did after the same time period in the White House, with 73 percent in April of 2009.

According to the poll, Trump currently has a favorability rating of 47 percent, and a disapproval rating of 51 percent.

The poll surveyed voters from June 25-27, and had a sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.