(CNN) – A new poll released Thursday indicated almost two-thirds of voters continue to have a favorable view of Michelle Obama.
The first lady, known for promoting veterans issues as well as health and fitness causes from the White House, makes a positive impression among 65% of registered voters nationwide, according to the Marist Poll.
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Twenty-three percent, meanwhile, say they have an unfavorable view of the president's wife, with 12% unsure about their opinion.
Her score remained steady since the group last conducted the survey in October, when 63% of those questioned had a favorable view, while 21% had a less positive opinion of Obama.
Those numbers fall higher than her husband's ratings. According to a CNN/ORC International Poll in late March, 56% of voters had a favorable view of President Barack Obama, while 42% had an unfavorable view.
"The First Lady may be the president's best asset," Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, said in a statement. "With numbers like these, expect her to have a high profile on the campaign trail."
The poll results came the same day as Michelle Obama's likely counterpart this fall, Ann Romney, made headlines defending herself after a top Democratic strategist and CNN political contributor accused her of being out of touch with working women.
Hilary Rosen argued Ann Romney had "never worked a day in her life" because she chose to be a stay-at-home mom, rather than enter the workforce.
Leaders from both sides of the aisle fiercely defended Ann Romney, including the first lady, who tweeted on Thursday: "Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected."