Melania Trump Approval Ratings: First Ladies Top Presidents

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first lady Melania Trump delivers remarks at the launch of her Be Best initiatives in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 7, 2018. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Michelle Malkin’s column on First Lady Melania Trump notes that her approval rating has jumped ten points since January in CNN’s polling. It’s now at 57 percent.

The last three first ladies, counting Melania, have all been more popular than their husbands. At this stage in George W. Bush’s presidency, Laura Bush was polling in the 70s according to Gallup. (At that point, less than a year after the September 11 attacks, his popularity was that high too.) Michelle Obama had a 66 percent approval rating in July 2010.

Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, had a higher approval rating than her husband only in the aftermath of his sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky, when she was seen as a victim. Her approval rating in April 1994…

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