New York: US First Lady Michelle Obama’s popularity ratings have gone down after her visit to Spain with her daughter Sasha, according to a new poll.
Mrs. Obama’s approval rating plummeted after her highly criticized, luxurious Mediterranean vacation with her 9-year-old daughter.
According to the poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal/NBC, only 50 percent people have a positive impression of her, as compared to 64 percent people who felt positive about her in a similar April 2009 poll.
The 46-year-old wife of US President Barack Obama has been labeled negative by critics for staying in the luxurious Costa del Sol in a hotel that has rooms costing up to 2,500 dollars per night.
Even though White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs cleared it that the Obamas paid for their personal expenses, Michelle has been described as a ‘modern-day Marie Antoinette’ for going on such an expensive vacation while thousands of Americans are penniless, reports The New York Daily News.
According to the Washington Examiner, Mrs. Obama’s popularity is now even lower than former First Lady Laura Bush was at it’s lowest.