4/12: Michelle Obama’s Favorability Rock Solid

Almost two-thirds of registered voters nationwide have a positive impression of First Lady Michelle Obama.  65% have a favorable view of Mrs. Obama while less than one in four members of the electorate — 23% — has an unfavorable impression of her.  12% are unsure.

Michelle Obama (courtesy of whitehouse.gov)

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Mrs. Obama’s favorability rating is consistent.  When Marist last reported this question in October, 63% of registered voters in the United States thought well of the First Lady.  21%, however, had a less than stellar impression of Mrs. Obama, and 16% were unsure.

“The First Lady may be the president’s best asset,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “With numbers like these, expect her to have a high profile on the campaign trail.”

In the same poll, President Obama is viewed favorably by 50% of registered voters and unfavorably by 46%.  Three percent are unsure.

Table: Michelle Obama Favorability

Table: Michelle Obama Favorability Over Time

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