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Michelle Obama has a nine-point edge over Cindy McCain in the race for America’s hearts and minds, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll. But neither of the aspiring first ladies has a majority of America’s approval. Really, America, whatever one thinks of their husbands, it’s time to cut the wives some slack.
In the battle of the spouses the early edge is Michelle Obama’s, in favorable views and intensity of sentiment alike. But there are sharp differences among groups, and plenty of room to move for the less well-known Cindy McCain.
A look at what people think of the two potential first ladies.
Forty-eight percent of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll see Obama favorably, vs. 39 percent for McCain, a 9-point Obama advantage. Slightly more, though, also view Obama unfavorably - 29 percent vs. McCain’s 25 percent.
Substantially more, 36 percent, haven’t yet formed an opinion of McCain, vs. 23 percent in Obama’s case. For both, those are sizable numbers who’ve yet to make a judgment.