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Poll: Young Women Disapprove Of Ivanka Trump

| by Robert Fowler

New polling indicates that while Americans in general are split on their feelings regarding Ivanka Trump, young women overwhelmingly disapprove of the daughter and White House assistant to President Donald Trump.

On April 10, a SurveyMonkey poll found that 39 percent of national adults held a favorable view of the first daughter, while 37 percent viewed her unfavorably and 22 percent were undecided. In comparison, 39 percent approved of her father, while 59 percent viewed him negatively, Cosmopolitan reports.

The survey honed in how women perceive the first daughter. Only 35 percent of overall female respondents viewed Trump positively. Opinions towards her only worsened among the younger generation.

Among women between the ages of 18 and 34, only 21 percent had a favorable opinion of Trump, while 52 percent viewed her unfavorably. Twenty-six percent were undecided.

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The survey also found that female perceptions of Trump were highly influenced by party affiliation. Sixty-seven percent percent of self-identified Republican women between the ages of 18 and 34 viewed her favorably, while only 9 percent of female Democrats from the same age bracket agreed.

Trump, having been appointed as the assistant to the president and occupying an office in the White House, is considered one of the her father's closest advisers.

On April 11, Eric Trump suggested that his sister had encouraged their father to order the U.S. missile strike against a Syrian air base. The strike had been in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad allegedly deploying sarin gas on civilians, killing 87 people.

"Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence," Eric Trump told The Telegraph. "I'm sure she said: 'Listen, this is horrible stuff.'"

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On April 10, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declined to answer if Ivanka had advised the president to take military action, CNN reports.

While Spicer did not disclose what the first daughter had told the president, he stated that there was "no question that Ivanka and others weighed."

On April 4, Trump addressed the criticism that she and her husband, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, were complicit in the more controversial rhetoric and policies of her father.

"If being complicit is ... wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact then I'm complicit," Trump told CBS News. "I don't know that the critics who may say that of me, if they found themselves in this very unique and unprecedented situation that I am now in, would do any differently than I am doing."

Sources: CBS NewsCosmopolitan, CNNThe Telegraph  / Photo Credit: Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Flickr

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