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Most Voters Continue to View Michelle Obama Favorably

A majority of U.S. voters continue to share a favorable impression of first lady Michelle Obama. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely Voters view the first lady at least somewhat favorably, while 39% regard her unfavorably.  These figures include 36% with a Very Favorable opinion of Mrs. Obama and 21% with a Very Unfavorable one.

The number of voters with a positive opinion of the first lady has shown little change since early March 2009.  Since then, her favorable ratings have ranged from a low of 55% to a high of 67%.  At the same time, her unfavorable rating hasn’t gone above 39%.

A plurality of voters (46%) believes the president’s wife is at least somewhat involved in policy decisions, showing little change for a couple years now.  Thirty-three percent (33%) say Mrs. Obama is not involved with those decisions. This includes just 13% who say she’s Very Involved and seven percent (7%) who think she’s not at all involved.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 2, 2011 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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