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Melania Trump’s favorability plunges in new poll

Melania Trump’s favorability among Americans surveyed in a new poll has taken a significant hit.

The CNN poll released Thursday finds the first lady’s favorability at 43 percent, a sharp drop-off from 54 percent in October.

{mosads}Thirty six percent of those surveyed gave Trump an unfavorable rating, up 6 points in two months.

The 48-year-old former model’s favorability had ticked up in the October CNN poll, which was conducted just ahead of her high-profile, first major solo international tour in Africa.

Trump, who’s granted few interviews during her time in the White House, participated in an ABC News special in October focused on her African trip. In an interview with Tom Llamas, Trump said, “ I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world.”

“One of them — if you really see what people are saying about me,” Trump said.

Trump launched her children’s wellness initiative, “Be Best,” earlier this year. She’s also advocated awareness at events calling attention to the nationwide opioid epidemic.

In a Wednesday interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, Trump criticized the media and performers who she said are “using my name or my family name to advance themselves.” 

“It doesn’t hurt,” Trump told Hannity. “The problem is they’re writing history and it’s not correct.” 

CNN’s SSRS poll was conducted from Dec. 6 to 9 among 1,015 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

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