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What Women Think about Cindy and Michelle
Survey Says: Michelle Obama is most popular, but both are widely liked and admired
-Julie Ryan Evans
Thank you to the more than 400 of you who completed our surveys on Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain! As you know, women have been front and center in this campaign, and the focus on the first ladies this year has been more intense than ever. We wanted to hear what you think of the potential first ladies – everything from whose style you like better to if some of the rumors and gossip that’s been floated around matter to you. And you told us, in no uncertain terms.
The results as well as the sheer volume of responses to the survey on Michelle Obama – which was three times greater than the response to our survey on Cindy McCain – showed that Michelle Obama sparks more passion in and a positive response from women. But overall, women respond favorably to both of the potential first ladies and seem to respect and admire them.
Do Women Like the Potential First Ladies?
• When asked if they like Michelle Obama, 80 percent said yes; 74 percent said they admire her.
“She [Michelle Obama] is smart, savvy and funny! The love she has for her husband and family is not fake. I also think she is a no-nonsense orator,” stated one respondent.
• 63 percent said that Michelle Obama inspires them to achieve greater heights in their own lives.
“She [Cindy McCain]) is a quiet role model for young women. More and more impressive the more you know about her,” stated another.
Rumors and More
Our questions regarding some of the rumors that have been floated around about both women really evoked some ire from respondents. To read some of those heated comments, as well to find out whose style women like better and to get the full survey analysis, please make sure you’ve signed up for our newsletter.