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According to Polls, People Love Michelle Obama

| On 22, May 2012

Mrs. Obama is as popular as most people perceive her to be. (Photo by Mary Ann Chastain of Reuters)

First Lady Michelle Obama has a lot to be happy about in general. But, one thing that stands out ahead of the election is how people still warmly embrace her almost three and a half years after her husband took office.

Mrs. Obama campaigned for him in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday. (Shout-out to the hometown!) She arrived for a downtown fundraiser and thanked campaign volunteers, all while floating on some serious goodwill with the American people.

Mrs. Obama currently holds a 69 percent favorability rating with the American people, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll. Of those surveyed, 24 percent view her in an unfavorable light. The president’s favorability ratings are at 56 and 40 percent, respectively.

It’s easy, but really not fair to compare Mrs. Obama’s favorability with that of her husband or other elected officials. She does not serve in an elected capacity or govern in any way. Mrs. Obama’s influence is because she is the wife of the president and automatically stands on a major platform. It’s not easy work and it’s a balancing act, but nothing like what her husband faces … and she has admitted it.

You have to give her credit. She, much like her predecessor Laura Bush, has been able to rise above the political bickering and carve her own path in the White House.



What are your honest thoughts about First Lady Michelle Obama? Like, dislike, or indifferent? 

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