December 30th, 2009
04:52 PM ET

Most favorable: Michelle, Hillary win out over president

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Paul Steinhauser
CNN Deputy Political Director

President Obama may be the most popular man in his administration, but according to a new national poll, he's not the most popular person.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday indicates that the president's poll numbers pale in comparison to the favorable ratings of two women: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama.

Fifty-eight percent of people questioned in the survey have a favorable view of Obama, with four in 10 holding an unfavorable view. But the president's favorable rating is 10 points below that of his wife and six points behind the secretary of state. According to the poll, 68 percent of the public have a positive opinion of the first lady, with 19 percent holding an unfavorable opinion. Sixty-four percent have a positive view of Clinton, with three in 10 holding an unfavorable view.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. sal monella

    Where's Sarah Palin???

    January 6, 2010 at 11:37 pm |
  2. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    I agree with the research. Both women are strong and intelligent, but at the same time they do not have the same responsibility of the President.

    December 30, 2009 at 9:18 pm |

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