Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump discussed pardoning Ghislaine Maxwell: book Jill Biden appears on Vogue cover White House did not brief Pence team on swearing him in after Trump COVID-19 diagnosis: book MORE is leaving the White House as the least popular first lady ever, according to a new poll.

The former model was given a 47 percent unfavorability rating by respondents to a CNN-SSRS survey released on Sunday.

Trump is dramatically more unpopular than any previous first lady at the end of a presidential term, according to the cable network. The average unfavorability rating for a first lady before Trump is 21 percent.


The news outlet noted that the only other first lady to exit the White House with an unfavorability rating below 40 percent was Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJill Biden takes starring role at difficult Olympics Club for Growth goes after Cheney in ad, compares her to Clinton Sanders to campaign for Turner in Ohio MORE, who was unpopular with 39 percent of those polled in 2001.

The latest poll numbers came as Trump released a farewell message on Monday as she prepared to leave the executive mansion, calling her time as first lady "the greatest honor in my life."


Trump was widely criticized earlier this month when she issued her first public comments nearly a week after the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. In a statement five days after the siege, Trump said she was "disappointed and disheartened" by the violence, which came as pro-Trump crowds breached the Capitol while protesting Congress's certification of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense: Senate panel adds B to Biden's defense budget | House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US | Pentagon confirms 7 Colombians arrested in Haiti leader's killing had US training On The Money: Senate braces for nasty debt ceiling fight | Democrats pushing for changes to bipartisan deal | Housing prices hit new high in June Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks MORE's win.

But she also railed against the "salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me — from people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda."

The CNN-SSRS poll was conducted Jan. 9 through 14, among a sample of 1,003 respondents with a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.