Poll: Michelle Obama's high marks
October 31st, 2011
02:47 PM ET
11 years ago

Poll: Michelle Obama's high marks

(CNN) – Michelle Obama may be a valuable asset for President Barack Obama in 2012.

A new Marist Poll released Monday showed the first lady commanding a healthy approval rating among registered voters.

Sixty-three percent of voters nationally had a positive impression of her, 21% had an unfavorable view and 16% were unsure.

The new figures, which are largely unchanged from the last survey in May, come as she increases her travel on behalf of the president's reelection effort.

Her approval among Democrats was higher, at 85%, compared to 58% of independent voters and 42% of Republicans.

The poll surveyed 825 voters between Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 with a sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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  1. FLIndependent

    She's a great and classy First Lady and all of you 'family values" Republicans should think so too since she's a wonderful wife and mother and she and the President have a beautiful marriage. However, since she's a Democrat and you all hate the President, your "family values" mantra goes out the window!! If the Obamas were Republicans I can guarantee they would be the best ever to you people!

    October 31, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  2. Tired of the nonsense

    Classy lady, and we haven't had a classy first lady since Hilary Clinton. 🙂 It's good to see it in the White House again.

    October 31, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    stevie, really, you knew she had a chip on her shoulder? Do you know her? Did she beat in a game of one-on-one or something? The level of infantile hatred the Cons have towards any Democrat in the White House is a pathological mental disorder. I don't ever remember any liberal ridiculing Laura Bush's atempts to improve literacy: if she had been a Democrat, you would have seen a campaign to cut funding for libraries, or that books inspired children to think bad thoughts. It amazes me the degree the hatred by conservatives for a Democratic president extends with such venom towards the family (anyone remember Rush Limbaugh attacking Chelsea Clinton when she was in middle school?), but its indicative of how they live their lives with such hatred, contempt, selfishness and lack of respect towards anyone who disagrees with them. The amazing thing is that these are probably the same ones who were defending Bristol Palin against all comers until her mother decided to amke her take-the-money-and-run strategy official.

    October 31, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "Where do they take these Polls in Zulu land. "

    And there you have it. Filthy racist.

    October 31, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  5. The Real Tom Paine


    Where do they take these Polls in Zulu land. There is no way this woman presents a first lady image with her see through trousers and her thong breathing air on a big broad rear. Gimme a break what an a s s e t.

    Guess we now know the real reason you were dissing on Cain earlier.

    October 31, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  6. chris s

    I respect her a lot she hasn't forgotten where she came from. Hell her and President Obama have millions and still go to Target to shop. Love the Obama family.

    October 31, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Marcus Bachmann will never be as popular as the first lady. Anita Perry may win the whiners' and baggers approval, but she is of little substance.

    October 31, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I am thinking some sgts should have worn there helmet more.

    October 31, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I noticed that the 1stSGT did not like Herb Cain either. Sounds like he has serious issues.

    October 31, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    @FIELD1stSGT, spent too much time sneaking a peak a National Geographic when you were a kid? You seem way too hung up on one part of her appearance.

    October 31, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Michelle Obama is the consummate First Lady: elegant, super intelligent, charming, in shape, and down-to-earth.
    She is the PERFECT complement for Barack. When you see them you can't help but feel how much they love each other. Their children are well-behaved young ladies. The addition of the grandmother should serve to show ALL Americans the importance of our elders, and their role within our families.
    I have'nt see this much love and family unity in the White House in a loooong time, and it makes me VERY VERY PROUD, and happy.
    Take heed America of the wonderful example being set by our First Family.

    October 31, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Some of the right wingnuts have take too many fist bumps to their heads.

    October 31, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  13. Noodle Nose Johnson

    Cue the right wing hate breed. Oh Field Sgt, Keith and Stevie are already here.

    October 31, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  14. SecedingfromTexas

    @The Real Tom Paine
    I agree 100% and thanks for saying what you said. They make me so angry!!

    October 31, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  15. bcrunner

    I think what impresses me the most in addition to bringing attention to the childhood obesity,even from before she became First Lady, and since then, she has worked tirelessly for Veterans' issues. No other first lady has done as much. I liked Laura Bush too.. this is not a partisan observation... but some people commenting here are just filled with hate..

    October 31, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  16. Newme1


    Why were you looking so hard at the first lady's assets...perv

    October 31, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  17. The Real Tom Paine

    Wire Palladin, S. F., I doubt the good sgt ever wore a helmet in combat, probably another chicken hawk who played weekend warrior, or a mall cop. In other words, a typical conservative failure.

    October 31, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
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