In October, Melania Trump's popularity stood at 54 percent. Now a new CNN Politics poll shows that in the space of just two months, her favorability rating has dropped by 11 percent -- to just 43 percent.
On top of that, 36 percent of people polled found the first lady to be unfavorable, a six point increase from two months ago. The sudden drop in her favorability is surprising for Melania, who has enjoyed a rating between the high 40's and high 50's all throughout the year. Even still, Melania's numbers have been varied since her husband took office in January of 2017.
By contrast, U.S. President Donald Trump's ratings have maintained a steady 40 percent favorable rating recently.
Melania's highest favorability rating peaked in May this year, with 57 percent -- shortly after she hosted her first state dinner in April, and attended the state funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. On that occasion, she posed for a photograph with former presidents and first ladies.
Even in June, after Melania announced her "Be Best" campaign -- and despite being out of the public eye after suffering from a kidney concern that resulted in her hospitalization -- her favorable ratings remained at 51 percent.