Poll: Obama & Romney’s Wives More Popular Than the Candidates

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 12:40 PM

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Michelle Obama and Ann Romney are more popular than their husbands, who will almost certainly face off for the presidency in November, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has hit a record high for her approval rating.

Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton are much better known than Ann Romney, which undoubtedly explains why their ratings are much higher than Romney’s.

A total of 69 percent of Americans view Obama favorably, and 24 percent view her unfavorably. That compares to a favorable score of 56 percent for President Barack Obama and an unfavorable score of 40 percent.

As for Ann Romney, she has a favorable score of 40 percent and an unfavorable score of 30 percent. But 30 percent of Americans are undecided about her, compared to 7 percent for Michelle Obama, so her popularity may ultimately catch up to the first lady’s.

In any case, Ann Romney substantially outperformed her husband Mitt, the presumed GOP presidential nominee. He garnered a 35 percent favorable score and a 47 percent unfavorable score.

As for Hillary Clinton, her favorable score stands at 65 percent, compared to a 27 percent unfavorable score. That’s quite a turnaround from four years ago, when she was running for president. At that time, 54 percent of Americans viewed her unfavorably, compared to 44 percent who had a favorable view.


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