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First Lady Melania Trump attends the 60th Annual Red Cross Gala at Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, Feb. 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings may be one of the lowest for any new president but his wife is well-liked by the United States, a new poll shows. Melania Trump’s approval rating has seen a significant jump following Trump’s inauguration earlier this year.

According to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday, the first lady is currently viewed favorably by 52 percent of Americans, more than double of the 24 percent in February 2016. It is also a double digit jump from 36 percent before Trump took office in January.

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The jump in Melania Trump’s approval ratings has been credited to more Americans forming an opinion about the first lady, the report showed. Before the inauguration, 23 percent had no opinion about Melania Trump, but the figure now stands at 12 percent.

The number for people who viewed the first lady unfavorably stood at 31 percent in the starting of February 2016 and has remained nearly steady with 32 percent maintaining the view in the latest poll.

The opinion was divided on party lines with 86 percent of Republicans viewing Melania Trump favorably, while the figure stood at 22 percent for the Democrats. The divide is sharp, especially when compared to her predecessor Michelle Obama who was viewed favorably by 93 percent of the Democrats and 50 percent of Republicans in April 2009.

The CNN/ORC poll, conducted telephonically from March 1 to March 4 with 1,025 adult Americans, also found that Melania Trump had a higher favorability among men than women — 58 percent of men and 46 percent of women held a favorable view of her.

The first lady, who received a standing ovation during an International Women’s Day lunch at the White House on Wednesday, has avoided the limelight even after taking on the very public role. However, she has made a limited number of appearances alongside her husband and also visited a hospital on National Read Across America Day on March 2.