Poll: Majority says Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner’s WH roles inappropriate

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A majority of registered voters think it’s inappropriate that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are playing significant roles in the White House, according to a new survey.

A Quinnipiac University poll found that 53 percent of respondents say it isn’t proper for Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, to be a top White House adviser. Thirty-six percent think Ivanka Trump’s role is appropriate.

{mosads}Those polled were largely split along partisan lines on the issues, with 71 percent of Republicans deeming her role appropriate, compared with 16 percent of Democrats.

When asked about Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, 53 percent of everyone surveyed said it is inappropriate that he is playing a significant role in the White House, compared with 32 percent who think it is appropriate.

Sixty-six percent of Republicans say his role is appropriate, and just 14 percent of Democrats feel the same way.

The poll also found that Ivanka Trump is viewed favorably by 36 percent of respondents and unfavorably by 31 percent. Just 15 percent of respondents view Kushner favorably, compared with 32 percent who view him unfavorably. Another 50 percent haven’t heard enough about Kushner to form an opinion.

The poll was conducted from April 12 to 18 among 1,062 registered voters. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

Ivanka Trump serves as an unpaid adviser to her father, and Kushner is a senior adviser to the president.


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