First Lady's Popularity Plummets After Spain Trip

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Michelle Obama probably won’t be vacationing in Spain again anytime soon.

The First Lady’s approval rating has plummeted following her highly-criticized, luxurious Mediterranean vacation with her 9-year-old daughter, a new poll finds.

According to the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, just 50% have a positive impression of her compared to 64% who answered favorably in a similar April 2009 poll.

Michelle Obama returned from the shopping and sightseeing trip on Sunday with daughter Sasha and a few close friends. She has been disparaged by critics and pundits for staying in the ritzy Costa del Sol in a hotel that has rooms costing up to $2,500 per night.

Even though White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the Obamas paid for their personal expenses, Obama has been described as a “modern-day Marie Antoinette” for taking such an expensive trip while so many Americans are pinching pennies.

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