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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 ClintonHillicon Valley: China implicated in Microsoft breach | White House adds Big Tech critic | QAnon unfazed after false prediction Jill Biden redefines role of first lady QAnon supporters unfazed after another false prediction 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 BidenBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Myanmar military conducts violent night raids Confidence in coronavirus vaccines has grown with majority now saying they want it 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.