Michelle Obama most popular US First Lady ever

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Washington, April 1 (ANI): U.S. First lady Michelle Obama is more popular than her predecessors Laura Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton were after a year in the White House.

The President's wife's approval ratings are blooming at 78 percent, higher than her recent predecessors at similar points in their husband's presidency.

Comparatively, Laura Bush rated at 74 percent, and Rosalyn Carter rated at 59 percent. Hillary Clinton rated at 58 percent and Nancy Reagan at 57 percent.

Michelle has boosted her image by focusing on issues such as childhood obesity and encouraging innovative ways for kids to get exercise.

"I love the way that Mrs. Obama has stressed the simple things that people can change to make a huge difference in their lives," CBS News quoted Katherine Tallmadge of the American Dietetic Association, as saying.

"Things like eating more vegetables. Having a garden and being more physically active.

"They may seem like simple things but study after study show they're effective things," Tallmadge added. (ANI)

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