Michelle Obama is being hotly tipped for the 2020 Presidential race with her global book tour helping spike approval ratings.

But she has denied wanting to follow in the footsteps of her husband Barack.

Her memoir Becoming has topped the bestseller list since being published in November in a £51million deal, and her live appearances sold out in minutes.

Some polls are rating the Democrat above Donald Trump in the eyes of American voters.

Barack Obama became the first black president after a meteoric campaign in 2008.

Pundits predict Michelle, 54, could be just as influential, becoming the first female POTUS.

Republican hopeful Mike Huckabee fanned flames of speculation on his website.

He wrote: “Now that Michelle Obama has been named Most Admired Woman for 2018, it’s time for me to make a prediction for 2019: the former First Lady will toss her hat in the ring for 2020, and she will get her party’s nomination.

“Her PR machine, which has quietly percolated ever since Hillary lost, went full-tilt in September with the November 13 release of her book, Becoming. (One might ask, ‘Becoming what?’ I say, ‘Becoming a presidential nominee’)”.

Michelle’s own book does dampen the mood somewhat.

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