Well according to recent polls, she would fare well in a race for the Illinois senate seat against Mark Kirk in a hypothetical 2016 matchup.
Public Policy Polling confirmed that if this were to happen, Obama would lead 51 to 40 in the race. What’s worse, for Kirk that is, is that he’s only got a 34 percent approval rating, while the first lady tops out with a nice comfy 60 percent, but with a 33 percent disapproval rating.
Michelle is so popular that even her hubby couldn’t match the race, as his approval rate is 3 points behind hers among voters in Illinois.
She could be someone to really contend with, since she’s got a following all her own. During her September speech at the Democratic National Convention, the crowd ignited in praise. She’s got it, whatever it is, to win votes.
Still, the first lady has insisted political ambitions are non-existent in her post-White House plans. During the White House’s “Take Your Daughters And Sons To Work Day” event in April, she answered “absolutely not” when a young attendee asked if she would ever run for president, reports ABC News.
“One of the things you learn about yourself as you get older are what are your strengths and what are your interests,” she said. ”And for me, it’s other stuff, that is not being the President. So I probably won’t run.”
In fielding questions from the youngsters, the first lady expressed confidence that her husband will win reelection and that she’ll be in her current role for another four years.”
“When my husband is running for President, we’re right in there; we’re serving, too,” she said. “And I think that once his terms are over, we’ll go on to do other important things — because there are so many ways that you can help this country and the world, even if you’re not president of the United States,” she said.
Obama revealed that what she most wants to do is “sneak around.” Asked if she would change anything about the position of first lady, she said she yearns to ditch her security detail and go for a walk.
“I’ve done it a couple of times. But you know, one fantasy I have — and the Secret Service, they keep looking at me because they think I might actually do it — is to walk right out the front door and just keep walking,” she said laughing. “Just go right over there and go into some shops, and stop and have some ice cream.”
“But I can’t do that. I can’t just up and decide, ‘I think I’m going to go for a walk’ and… I’m going to walk to Georgetown. So if I could change something, I’d be able to sneak around a little bit more. But it causes people a lot of stress when I do that so I try not to,” she said.