Michelle Obama's ritzy vacation in a $2500 a night Spanish hotel room has turned off Americans. Many are people are struggling in an economy where real unemployment may be as high as 17%. Her 50% approval rating is now below Barbara Bush's rating of 56% in 2006. At that time, her husband, President Bush was about as popular as root canal.
The NY Daily News reported:
The First Lady's approval rating has plummeted following her highly-criticized, luxurious Mediterranean vacation with her 9-year-old daughter, a new poll finds.
According to the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll (pdf), just 50% have a positive impression of her — compared to 64% who answered favorably in a similar April 2009 poll.