Poll: Melania Trump favorability ticks up
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Melania TrumpMelania TrumpPress: Why do we need a new press secretary? What President Trump needs in his next press secretary  White House mulling restoring daily press briefing with Sanders replacement: report 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 TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants 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.