Politics, Race Influence Views of Michelle Obama
Most voters continue to have a generally favorable view of the first lady of the United States, but there remain wide political and racial differences of opinion.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of Michelle Obama, including 36% with a Very Favorable opinion. Thirty-eight percent (38%) view the president’s wife unfavorably, including 22% with a Very Unfavorable view. This is down slightly from January 2014 but is still generally in line with surveys for the past several years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 25-26, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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