Ann Romney's Popularity on the Rise

Jumped 12 percent between April and October


Now a known quantity, Ann Romney's popularity is surging, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds.

Romney's favorability ratings jumped 12 percentage points between April and October, bringing her near the popularity of first lady Michelle Obama.

The new poll comes on the heels of her highly regarded speech at the Republican National Convention and a slew of high profile appearances since her husband Mitt Romney cinched the Republican presidential nomination in April.