[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/04/06/art.getty.obamas.europe.jpg caption=" Americans gave first lady Michelle Obama high marks following the first couples' debut overseas. "](CNN) - Americans gave first lady Michelle Obama high marks following the first couples' debut overseas, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Tuesday.
Eighty percent of those questioned think the first lady strengthened the U.S. image abroad by the way she handled herself on this trip - virtually identical to the 79 percent who feel the same way about her husband's performance overseas.
The poll, which surveyed 1,023 adult Americans, was conducted between April 3-5 and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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