Americans are beginning to grow more and more fond of our wonderful First Lady.
A new polls show her approval rating has jumped up to 51 percent, an increase by 14 percentage points since the beginning of the year according to a new Fox News poll. (via Western Journalism)
The poll was based on phone interviews with 1,017 registered voters and was done by two different companies, with each being aligned with different politically parties. (via The Independent)
“The defining characteristic of Melania Trump’s opening months as the first lady has been her humility. In that sense, Mrs. Trump is the first lady America needs,” wrote Rachel Currie on Acculturated.com, whose positive sentiments are reflected by the public’s growing approval for the First Lady.
Currie goes on to explain, in more detail, that the kind of First Lady we need is one who will help bridge the immense social divide America is currently experiencing — particularly from a political and cultural standpoint. She points that Melania is someone who can take an active role in lessening our polarization by showing that her priorities are Americans’ priorities, which, unfortunately, establishment elites have failed to do. Currie also brings up how Melania’s background will help her relate to a diverse set of people. Most of all, though, it’s the “quiet displays of kindness, generosity, and sacrifice” that reveals Melania’s leadership.
“Classy and conservative,” wrote a Saudi publication, respecting her modest and sensible choice in fashion. (via CNN)
Melania Trump’s approval rating hovers slightly above President Trump’s, although there is a stark partisan divide, with 82 percent of Republicans perceiving her positively while only 26% of Democrats could say the same. Most of the increase in her results came from undecided Americans, who, pre-inauguration, consisted of 23% of the poll, compared to only 12% now.
Although she is now viewed more positively viewed by the media, Melania is not completely shielded from the same gossip President Trump has to deal with on a constant basis. Recently, certain news figures have questioned Mrs. Trump’s commitment to her husband.
Mika Brzezinski, cohost of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, claimed the first lady wanted out of her marriage to Trump, stating “I know Melania. I haven’t talked to her in months, but if my gut is right, I don’t think he’s going to put up with it much longer. I know nothing. That’s just my instinct, and I go with my gut, and my gut’s always right.” (via Daily Mail)
“I’m just telling you, Melania’s got the worst job in the country, and I don’t think she wants to do it a lot longer. I think she will do it or as long as she has to for her son, and that’s it,” the TV show host continued. Despite her comments on the marriage of President Trump and his wife, Brzezinski stated she is very fond of the first lady.
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Of course, Melania hit back hard, stating, “It is sad when people try to further their own agenda by commenting on my family and me, especially when they don’t know me” (via The Hill).
She’s right, and her critics should take notice. Overall, the First Lady’s growing popularity is an encouraging sign, and as she continues to be a figurehead of respectability and class in modern American politics, it would not surprising if her popularity surges even more in the future.