Poll: Melania Trump’s Popularity Is Growing

March 9, 2017 Updated: March 9, 2017

A new survey has found that many more Americans favorably rate First Lady Melania Trump, and her popularity appears to have risen since Inauguration Day.

Melania’s favorability rating is up around 16 points since President Donald Trump was sworn into office on Jan. 20, according to an ORC/CNN poll, which was conducted in early March. The poll was released to the public on Wednesday.

It found that 52 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the first lady, which is an increase from 36 percent before inauguration. Some 32 percent have a unfavorable view of her, and 12 percent have no opinion. Three percent of respondents don’t know who she is.

The poll revealed a partisan split, with 86 percent of Republicans having a favorable view of her, and 22 percent of Democrats feeling the same.

It also found that 58 percent of men have a favorable opinion of her, while 46 percent of women expressed the same opinion.

Melania, a former model, has stayed out of the limelight, for the most part, since her husband assumed office. She’s been living at the Trump Tower in New York City along with their son, 10-year-old Barron. She occasionally heads to Washington, D.C., and Trump’s Mar-a-Largo resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

She also attended an event for International Women’s Day and went to a hospital earlier in March to read for children.

The poll surveyed 1,025 Americans and has a 3 percent margin of error.