Ivanka to be ‘trotted out’ to woo female voters turned off by her dad


Ivanka Trump. Photo: Reuters
Ivanka Trump. Photo: Reuters

Ivanka Trump flexes her muscles as she poses with members of the Girls of Steel Robotics initiative during a visit to the Astrobotic Technology facility in Pittsburgh.

Ms Trump is reportedly set to spearhead the White House campaign among suburban voters in the coming weeks, as strategists fear her father’s hardline policies are turning off female voters whose support will be vital to keeping control of the House of Representatives.

While Donald Trump’s support among his base remains solid, suburban voters, some of whom may have voted for him in 2016, are rethinking their support.

‘The Washington Post’ said as a result, Mr Trump will campaign heavily in states including West Virginia and swing states such as Ohio.

But his eldest daughter, a senior White House adviser, will travel to suburban districts and talk about the strong economy and her own efforts to help the workforce.

“Ivanka Trump is trotted out when this administration wants to sound moderate. Few anti-Trump voters will be fooled,” Larry Sabato, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, said.

“Poll after poll has shown Trump is poison with female college-educated voters.”

A recent Marist poll found only 30pc of women approved of the president.

Even most white women, a group that Mr Trump won two years ago, said they were more likely to vote Democratic rather than Republican.

Irish Independent

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