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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - First Lady of the US (FLOTUS) Melania Trump will be departing the White House with a record-low popularity rating as 47 percent of Americans hold an unfavorable view of her, a fresh CNN poll revealed on Sunday.

    According to the poll, 42 percent of respondents hold a favourable view of Melania Trump as FLOTUS, 47 percent hold a negative view of her, and 12 percent are either unsure or never head of her.

    Melania Trump enjoyed the highest rating in May 2018, when 57 percent had a favourable view of her and only 27 percent disapproved of her.

    U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart for holiday travel to Florida from the White House in Washington, U.S. December 23, 2020
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    U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart for holiday travel to Florida from the White House in Washington, U.S. December 23, 2020

    FLOTUS' rating is higher than outgoing President Donald Trump's who is approved by 34 percent and disapproved by 62 percent, according to the latest CNN poll. Moreover, Melania Trump enjoyed higher popularity than current Vice President Mike Pence, who is disapproved by 49 percent of respondents, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is disapproved by 52 percent of Americans.

    The poll was conducted by the SRSS research company for CNN from January 9-14 among 1,003 respondents over the telephone. The margin of error does not exceed 3.7 percent.

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