Poll: Melania Trump favorability ticks up
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Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump to attend reopening of Washington Monument Former speechwriter says Michelle Obama came up with 'when they go low we go high' line White House dismisses 'ridiculous' criticism of Melania Trump's coat on 9/11 MORE’s favorability is on the rise, according to a poll released Friday.

The first lady’s favorability rating is at 54 percent, a CNN survey conducted by SSRS finds. That number is slightly higher than the 51 percent of those polled who gave Trump a favorable rating in CNN’s June poll.

Thirty percent of those surveyed last week had an unfavorable view of Trump.


Eighty-three percent of Republicans indicated they had a favorable view of the 48-year-old former model, compared to 28 percent of Democrats. Fifty-six percent of Democrats had an unfavorable view of President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE’s wife.

The poll was conducted as Trump embarked on her first major solo international tour in Africa last week, in which she visited Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Egypt.

The polling also took place before clips from an interview Trump gave to ABC News — her first extensive sit-down since entering the White House — aired.

In that interview — part of a Friday night TV special, “Being Melania — The First Lady” — Trump said she considers herself one of the “most bullied” people in the world.

CNN’s SSRS poll was conducted from October 4-7 among 1,009 adults. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.