New Poll: Majority of Americans Say Michelle Obama Is Too Much Of An “Activist” For A First Lady

January 2, 2014 1:58 pmViews: 8186

Michelle Obama too much of an activist First Lady


So what exactly is the role of the First Lady of the United States?

Some Americans think the First Lady should just be a representative of our nation, kind of like the Queen of England, smiling and greeting dignitaries, but with no real power. After all, she isn't elected. Hillary Clinton tried to come out with Hillarycare as First Lady and it was an abysmal failure as many in Congress flatly rejected her dictating policy. Michelle Obama is also trying to create policy and a majority of Americans are not comfortable with that.

From Michelle's school lunch programs to her being the new "sales person" (according to Valerie Jarret) for Obamacare coming up soon, Americans don't like the First Lady being an activist.

What do you think, is it wrong for Michelle Obama to be an "activist" First Lady?

Read more below from the Washington Examiner:

First lady Michelle Obama’s approval ratings continue to soar far above her husband’s, but a new poll finds that she is far more of an “activist” White House spouse than voters want.

Although there is a slight (44 percent to 43 percent) edge in voters who prefer a more traditional than activist first lady, a new Rasmussen Reports poll finds that 54 percent view the popular first lady as an “activist.” Just 32 percent said that she plays “a traditional role.”

It’s a role she has tried to straddle. She is not as involved in policy as former first lady Hillary Clinton was, but she is using her bully pulpit more than former first lady Laura Bush did, especially in urging the nation, and particularly children, to get fit.

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