- The favorability of the Duchess of Sussex is seen through a political lens in the US.
- Meghan Markle gets positive marks from 72 percent of voters who supported Joe Biden.
- However, Markle is viewed favorably by only 25 percent of voters who backed Donald Trump in 2020.
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The favorability of the Duchess of Sussex is seen through a partisan lens in the US, as she fares poorly among voters who backed former President Donald Trump in 2020, according to a new poll from The Economist/YouGov.
Among Trump voters, 62 percent of respondents have an unfavorable view of Meghan Markle, with 46 percent holding a “very unfavorable” view.
Only 25 percent of Trump voters have a favorable view of Markle.
However, she is viewed favorably by a whopping 72 percent of voters who backed President Joe Biden in the 2020 election, with only 14 percent of Biden voters holding an unfavorable view.
Among the general public, Markle is viewed positively by 47 percent of respondents, with 33 percent seeing her unfavorably, and 20 percent of respondents not having an opinion.
The partisan lines are similar for Markle’s husband, Prince Harry.
While 76 percent of Biden voters have a favorable opinion of the Duke of Sussex, only 10 percent of Biden voters view him unfavorably.
Among Trump voters, 38 percent of respondents see Harry in a positive light, while 46 percent registered their disapproval.
The late Princess Diana, Harry’s mother, is seen positively by 66 percent of respondents and her enduring popularity translates across politics — 79 percent of Biden voters see her positively, with 67 percent of Trump voters expressing the same sentiment.
The Royal Family is currently in state of mourning after the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
The duke passed away on April 9 at the age of 99 and was the longest-serving British consort in history.
Harry flew to the United Kingdom to attend the funeral, while Markle, who is pregnant with the couple’s second child, stayed in the United States as she did not have a clearance to travel.
Markle paid tribute to the duke by providing a custom-made wreath for the funeral service and sending a handwritten note.
The relationship between Markle, Harry, and the Royal Family has been under an intense lens since the blockbuster March interview that the couple conducted with Oprah Winfrey.
The duke reportedly disapproved of the interview, but continued to support the couple.
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