Similarly to every president before him, when President Donald Trumpassumed his role, he brought his family into the spotlight with him.
In February 2017, a poll conducted by YouGov and the Economist showed participants were relatively split on whether they viewed the first family favorably or unfavorably.
A poll conducted in January showed the first lady received a 48 percent favorability rating and a whopping 89 percent approval among Republicans.
Coincidentally, it is the same favorability rating former first lady Michelle Obama received in January 2010. The two also received almost the same approval rating from the other side of the aisle.
Twenty-four percent of Democrats polled viewed Melania favorably, and in 2010, 25 percent of Republicans viewed Obama favorably. Both first ladies were also more popular than their husbands at the beginning of their respective second years.
“That is typical of first ladies,” YouGov stated, “who frequently are liked more than their political husbands, even when many Americans evaluate them politically.”
Ivanka dropped to an almost even split of 41 percent favorable to 42 percent unfavorable, and senior adviser Jared Kushner holds a favorability rating of only 25 percent:
— YouGovUS (@YouGovUS) January 19, 2018
While the first lady initially seemed to shy away from her duties, since moving to the White House, she has continued to display herself as a force of reticent grace.
During her first international trip, she utilized her ability to speak Italian at a children’s hospital and appeared steadfast in her commitment to represent her country properly.
Melania has continued to see a rise in approval ratings, which seems to signal that the more people see of her, the more they like her.
Source: Conservative Daily