Editorial: Michelle Obama Is The Best Hope For Democrats In 2020
In an editorial published in the Hill, Democratic analyst Douglas E. Schoen says Michelle Obama 'outshines all Democratic prospects for 2020'.
...As an analyst, Michelle Obama is clearly the Democrats’ best chance to reunite the party and win back the White House in 2020 Michelle Obama is perceived as a strong, well-qualified leader with immense national popularity. Broadly, the polls show she is respected by the American people and by the near-entirety of the Democratic Party. Although Michelle Obama has stated that she is not interested in a presidential bid, her appeal and support for her husband remain robust.
Mr. Schoen continues in his analysis by extolling the former First Lady's popularity.
According to the January 2017 USA Today/Gallup poll, Michelle Obama left the White House with a 68 percent favorability rating, compared with 58 percent for President Obama and 61 percent for Vice President Biden. While it is common for first ladies to be more favored than their husbands, Michelle Obama’s favorability is substantially higher than Hillary Clinton’s rating of 56 percent from 2000 when she and President Clinton left the White House.
While it would be a boon for Democrats if Michelle Obama were to run for office, the former First Lady has already said that she has no interest in seeking the Presidency.