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Topic - Alyssa Brown
Michelle Obama may take the cake when it comes to popularity comparisons with her presidential husband. But even she can't best Laura Bush or Barbara Bush.
When it comes to moral values, Americans (still) do not think the state of the union is good, a new Gallup Poll says.
The press has amplified 1 percent, 99 percent and 47 percent in recent days as a succinct measure of political culture and public opinion. Here is a fourth measurement to add to the collection: 9 percent. That is the number of Republicans who approve of Congress, this according to Gallup. Things are pretty tepid elsewhere: 15 percent of Americans overall and 17 percent of Democrats give the lawmakers a thumbs-up.
"Clinton's role in trying to pass a controversial national healthcare reform law may have contributed to her comparatively lower ratings, while the rally effect after 9/11 may have given Laura Bush's ratings a boost," said Gallup analyst Alyssa Brown, Newsmax reported.
"First ladies are typically viewed more positively than presidents, likely because their roles are often more ceremonial and invite less criticism compared with the president's active political and policymaking role," Ms. Brown said, Newsmax reported.