Michelle More Popular Than Barack
posted at 8:04 pm on April 23, 2009 by Tanya
There are plenty of reasons for this. She’s been fairly quiet and gracious since her initial cringe-worthy, occasionally hilarious outbursts during the campaign — when every time she was scheduled to speak, it was like breathlessly waiting to open the first present on Christmas morning. And of course his numbers are falling.
Topping Barack Obama’s personal favorability ratings is not easy. A new report from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found 73 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the President.
Yeah, I’m going to have to question those numbers, I’m afraid. But that’s a whole ‘nother issue. Anyhoo…
Michelle Obama is now viewed favorably by 76 percent of the public — up from 68 percent in early January. That gives her a personal favorability rating above the President’s and makes her substantially more popular than her predecessors, according to Pew data.
This is my favorite part:
Much of the increase in Mrs. Obama’s popularity has come from Republicans, particularly Republican women, Kohut said. Some 67 percent of Republican women now have a favorable view of Mrs. Obama, a gain of some 21 points since January.
We know what you guys think (please be civil, we have to police our own Green Room posts, and I have an itchy ‘unpublish’ finger) but I want to hear from the women of Hot Air. 67 percent?! Personally, I’m at the point where I can tolerate her, and I really just want to find her a decent stylist. But I don’t think that counts as “a favorable opinion.”
So, is she growing on you, ladies? Or has this columnist been sprinkling crack on his Cheerios?