New poll shows Meghan Markle is more unpopular with Americans than ever, scoring a MINUS-2 approval rating
Meghan Markle’s popularity has plummeted in the United States, with a new poll showing she now has a negative approval rating in her home country.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been on a media blitz to try to rehabilitate their image, with Meghan returning to her old life as a Hollywood A-lister as she partied with the Kardashians, Adele and the Biebers at the 42nd birthday party of Beyonce this year. week.
But their comeback hasn’t come as they hoped, according to a new poll conducted by Newsweek This shows that only 31 percent of Americans like her, while 33 percent do not, giving her a net approval rating of minus-2.
It’s a staggering fall from grace among the American public, who liked the duchess by plus 23 percentage points in December, according to a separate poll by the newspaper. Many were moved by her stories of battling the royal ‘machine’, and by the hardships she suffered as a divorced, non-white member of the world’s most famous family.
In June, her popularity dropped as she possessed an approval rating of plus six percent.
Her husband’s excoriating biography, Spare, faced widespread criticism on both sides of the Atlantic following its publication in January, but his image has taken less of a hit than his wife’s, as he currently has an approval rating of over 12 percent has. The last time the poll was conducted, Harry’s approval rating in the United States fared slightly better at 18 percent.
Meghan Markle once had an approval rating of plus 23 in her home country, but she has since seen her approval rating plummet to a negative 2 percent
Prince Harry remains afloat among the American public, but his approval rating of plus six percent is a far cry from the plus 38 percent he enjoyed in December
Both Harry and Meghan have struggled to launch their new lives in North America following their public departure from the Royals in January 2020.
And the latest poll, conducted between September 3 and 4 among 1,500 American adults, found that for the first time in five months, more Americans dislike Meghan than like her.
Her net approval rating of minus two percent comes after the couple’s Netflix documentary “Harry and Meghan” failed to impress many American viewers.
Fewer than a million viewers watched the first episode, compared to more than 2.4 million in Britain – a much less populous country where the Sussexes are even less popular.
Just days before the show aired, Newsweek published a poll on December 5, 2022, which showed Meghan’s popularity rating at plus 23, while Harry was liked for having an impressive net approval rating of plus 38.
In January, about a week after Harry also published his scandal-filled memoir Spare, Harry fell a whopping 45 points to minus 7 – while Meghan fell 36 points to minus 13.
At her lowest point, she was at minus 17 in another poll in February – as Americans had a lower opinion of the former actress than disgraced Prince Andrew, whose friendship with serial pedophile Jeffrey Epstein led to Andrew’s removal from public life banished.
Harry attempted to find streaming success again with his latest Netflix show ‘Heart of Invictus’, where his philanthropic efforts with the Invictus Games failed to reach the platform’s top ten upon its release on August 30.
Their declining status in the US also saw the couple widely mocked after South Park parodied their quibble about seeking “privacy” in February.
The sketch reportedly sparked anger in the couple’s household as Meghan was reportedly left ‘upset and overwhelmed’ by her portrayal in the irreverent cartoon.
This week, Meghan returned to her old Hollywood life as she partied with Kerry Washington (left) and Kelly Rowland (center)
In February, South Park parodied the couple’s search for “privacy” in a skit that reportedly “upset and overwhelmed” the Duchess.
Harry and Meghan pictured after their high-profile engagement in November 2017
Until recently, however, Meghan was enjoying a rise in popularity in the US, when her approval rating hovered around six percent in June.
In the same poll, Harry’s approval rating of more than 12 percent came from the fact that 39 percent of American adults liked him, while 27 percent had an unfavorable view of the prince.
The outlet says it has conducted another investigation into the semi-royal family’s favorability following Meghan’s high-profile appearance at Beyoncé’s birthday last week – where she interacted with some famous friends and barely flinched from the cameras.
Body language expert Judi James told MailOnline that she ‘exuded confidence as a celebrity influencer’ as she looked more than comfortable in the public eye.
James said Prince Harry’s wife seemingly returned to her showbusiness roots at the star-studded occasion with “practiced looks at the camera, Tig-girl poses and confident smiles.”
Rumor has it that Meghan is on the verge of a massive commercial relaunch of her Tig blog to rival Gwyneth Paltrow’s $250 million Goop brand.
A return to Instagram is also said to be on the cards – with experts predicting she could earn $1 million or more per sponsored post.
Her embrace of a new Hollywood lifestyle has led to speculation that she wants to escape Harry’s pious victim narrative and “lead with love” as he hopes to capitalize on his charitable efforts by being seen as a leading global philanthropist.