President Barack Obama addresses a fired-up crowd in Waterloo, Iowa. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
First lady Michelle Obama—vastly more popular than her husband—joins President Barack Obama in Iowa on Wednesday as he wraps up a three-day campaign bus tour of the Hawkeye State. The Obamas will also sit down for a joint interview with People magazine.
The Obamas will hold rallies in Dubuque and Davenport before leaving this potentially pivotal battleground state and heading back to Washington.
Several polls in late May found that 2 out of 3 Americans say they have a positive opinion of Michelle Obama. That's about 10 points higher than her husband's favorability ratings—and 20 points higher than his job approval numbers.
The Iowa bus tour has highlighted some of the president's other political assets and tactics: It opened with his announcement of a major aid package for farmers and ranchers hit hard by the worst drought in a half-century, showcasing the power of incumbency.Read More »from Michelle Obama joins President Obama to wrap up Iowa bus tour