It is not uncommon for first ladies to be more popular than their husbands, in terms of either their favorable ratings or their job approval ratings. To illustrate, Laura Bush averaged a 71% favorable rating from 2001-2009, compared to George W. Bush's 56% average.
Hmmm. I knew Laura was popular — what did she ever do to offend? — but it's interesting to see that Bush's overall average was 56%. He seemed so famously hated.
The Brits are liking Michelle:
"She's a lovely lady, she's very open... she'd talk to anyone" [— some English lady.]
"Now we've met, will you please keep in touch?" [— the Queen.]