New poll: Melania and Ivanka Trump are more popular than the president

While President Trump remains the most unpopular new president in American history, a new poll shows increasing favorability for two members of the first family.

According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll, nearly half of voters approve of Melania and Ivanka Trump. The poll shows the first lady with a 47 percent approval rating. Ivanka Trump scores even better with a 49 percent approval rating.

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U.S. President Donald J. Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance while attending the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump was sworn today as the 45th U.S. President.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump was sworn today as the 45th U.S. President.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump was sworn today as the 45th U.S. President.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, dance their first dance as first couple to the song "My Way" at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance while attending the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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Ivanka Trump dances with husband Jared Kurshner at the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, along with the older Trump children and their spouses, attend the Liberty Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017.

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Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner look back as they leave the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with Trump's daughter salute the crowd during the Freedom ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. 

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President Donald Trump dances with wife Melania Trump at the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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US President Donald Trump speaks as first lady Melania Trump looks on during the Freedom Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania, arrive at the "Liberty" Inaugural Ball, in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump gesture towards his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner as they dance their first dance as first couple to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump arrive at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2016.

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US President Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump dance at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.

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Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, dance along with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, at the president's "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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US President Donald Trump gestures as the first lady Melania Trump, Vice Presidant Mike Pence, his wife Karen and family look on at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump arrive at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2016.

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

US President Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump dance at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. 

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump gesture towards his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner as they dance their first dance as first couple to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, dance their first dance as first couple to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" flanked by his son Eric and his daughter Ivanka and their spouses at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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US Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen and family leave his residence at the Naval Observatory to attend inaugural balls in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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US Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen and family leave his residence at the Naval Observatory to attend inaugural balls in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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Now, when we compare Melania's approval rating to that of her predecessors, it doesn't really match up.

According to Gallup, during the early days of the Obama Administration, Michelle Obama's approval rating was 79 percent. During Laura Bush's first months as first lady, she saw a 74 percent approval rating. Hillary Clinton in May of 1993, had a 67 percent approval rating.

The poll also found that 51 percent of voters want the first lady to take an active role in her husband's White House. 45 percent say they want the same thing for the First Daughter.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Ivanka Trump (R) and her husband Jared Kushner arrive at the Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The ball is part of the celebrations following U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, dance along with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump (not pictured), at the president's "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner dance at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump was sworn today as the 45th U.S. President. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner on stage at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump was sworn today as the 45th U.S. President. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump departs from the Inauguration Freedom Ball with her husband Jared Kushner (R) and brother Donald Trump Jr. in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Ivanka Trump (R) dances with her husband Jared Kushner during A Salute To Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Ivanka Trump dances with husband Jared Kurshner at the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump (L) gesture towards his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner as they dance their first dance as first couple to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner dance at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - From L to R : Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner salute the crowd after dancing on stage during the Freedom ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner dance at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump was sworn today as the 45th U.S. President. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump does the Army salute with Lady Melania Trump (R) his daughter Ivanka (2nd L) and son-in-law Jared Kushner (L) during the Salute to Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner look back as they leave the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, dance along with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump (not pictured), at the president's "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, dance their first dance as first couple to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" flanked by his son Eric (L) and his daughter Ivanka and their spouses at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump (L) gesture towards his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner as they dance their first dance as first couple to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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