A majority of Americans now view first lady Melania Trump favorably, according to a Gallup poll.

Fifty-four percent give Melania Trump the nod of approval, up 17 points since her husband's inauguration in January.

Yet President Trump is viewed unfavorably by a majority of Americans in the poll. Fifty-six percent view the president unfavorably, while 41 percent view him favorably.

During the first poll in January, 37 percent of Americans viewed Melania Trump unfavorably, the same amount that viewed her favorably; 26 percent said they had yet to form an opinion about her.

Now just 33 percent of Americans say they have an unfavorable view of the first lady, a drop of 4 percentage points. Only 13 percent say they still have no opinion.

The first lady's most recent predecessors — Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton — all had higher favorability ratings during the fall of their husband's first term.

Unlike her predecessors, Melania Trump didn't move into the White House until June, after Barron Trump finished out the school year. Her favorability has gone up as she has become better known as the first lady.

That includes hosting events such as the White House fall garden tour, a panel discussion on America's opioid crisis, and visiting hurricane victims in Texas.

The Gallup poll is based on a random sample of 1,049 adults that was conducted Dec. 4-11 via landlines and cellphones. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.