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Melania Trump's favorability ratings climb to new heights in Fox News poll

First lady Melania Trump's favorability ratings reach new heights in latest Fox News poll. (ANDRZEJ HULIMKA/AFP/Getty Images)

First lady Melania Trump is becoming quite the popular Washington figure.

After finally moving into the White House with young son Barron last month to be with President Donald Trump, a new poll from Fox News reveals the first lady's favorability ratings are climbing fast.

According to the poll, released last week, a majority of American voters view Melania favorably at 51 percent. Just 28 percent view her negatively, while 20 percent said they couldn't rate her. Melania's favorability is up 14 points since December and 16 since last summer.

When asked last August, more Americans had an unfavorable view of Melania, 40 percent to 35 percent. That means voter sentiment regarding the first lady has shifted 28 points in her favor from negative five percent to positive 23 percent.

Voters most likely to approve of Melania were men at 55 percent and Republicans at 82 percent, according to the survey. However, voters across all demographics, including Democrats, gave Melania double digit approval boosts since last summer.

Still, Melania's favorability was split directly down party lines. In the poll, only 26 percent of Democrats said they approve of Melania while an overwhelming 82 percent of Republicans said the same. Forty-three percent of independents concurred.

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The new First Lady, however, falls short of her predecessor Michelle Obama. Around the same time in her husband’s presidency, a record high 73 percent of voters viewed Mrs. Obama favorably (April 2009).

President Donald Trump’s personal ratings are also up -- a bit: 47 percent of voters have a favorable opinion of him. It was 44 percent in March and 38 percent just before November’s election. His current rating matches a previous high set in December 2016. More voters, however, view Trump unfavorably (51 percent).

Meanwhile, the Gallup presidential approval daily tracking poll shows that Trump is still an overwhelmingly disliked president. Latest data shows that only 38 percent of Americans approve of Trump's job performance while 56 disapprove.

The Fox News survey of 1,017 registered voters was conducted between June 25-27. It has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.

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