By Claudine Zap.
What's a first lady have to do these days to be liked? Apparently, not go to Spain, or stay in a really, really nice hotel, or show off your shoulders in summery designer tops.
The most recent poll of the first lady shows her favorability rating has fallen from 64% in April down to 50% today. Translation: Americans are not cool with Michelle Obama's cool taste in travel.
Even though the first lady's vacation with her daughter was private, (White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the Obamas covered their personal expenses), the appearance of FLOTUS gallivanting in Europe in a grand way rubbed some Americans the wrong way - especially those who had to settle for staycations this year.
Michelle Obama's poll numbers aren't quite as bleak as her husband's (at 46%), but are still lower than former first lady Laura Bush at her lowest.
True, Mrs. Obama is no Laura Bush. To Obama's admirers, she is independent, confident, self-reliant. To herRead More »from What's Behind Michelle Obama's Falling Poll Numbers?