Poll: Michelle Obama Should Fight Texting While Driving

Or perhaps being more vocal about teen pregnancy.


First lady Michelle Obama has struck pay dirt in her battle against childhood obesity and parallel effort to get families to grow, buy, and eat more veggies. So what does she do for an encore in her next two years in office? [See photos of first lady Michelle Obama]

Our latest Washington Whispers poll has an idea: Get behind the effort to stop kids from texting while driving. And if that's not good with her, then join the campaign to prevent teen pregnancy. Our latest poll conducted by Synovate eNation found that 38 percent want her to join the antitexting bid while 33 percent think the mom of two girls should be more vocal in the war on teen pregnancy.

The poll shows that American concerns about teen texting is clearly on the map and the credit should go to President Obama's Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood. He has championed that issue and even inspired others, like teen sensation Justin Bieber, to join in the campaign.

The Whispers Poll

First lady Michelle Obama has spent the first half of her term successfully drawing attention to childhood obesity. What should be her next project for teens?

Stopping texting while driving 38%

Preventing teen pregnancy 33%

Campaigning against smoking 16%

Swapping Facebook for books 11%

Recruiting for the military 2%

Source: The Synovate eNation Internet poll was conducted February 11-February 15 among 1,000 nationally representative households by global market research firm Synovate.

  • See photos of the Obamas behind the scenes.
  • Check out our gallery of Whispers political caricatures.
  • See who's been visiting the White House.