Will Ivanka Trump Win Her Father Re-Election? First Daughter More Popular Than President in 2020 Swing States

First daughter and senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump could prove to be a key asset in helping her father President Donald Trump win reelection, as a recent poll shows she has higher net favorability ratings than him in three crucial 2020 states.

In a Firehouse Strategies and 0ptimus poll released Sunday, Ivanka Trump was net favorable in Pennsylvania at 38-35 as well as Michigan at 37-36. The first daughter had a net disapproval rating of 35-39 in Wisconsin, but her favorability among likely general election voters surpassed her father's. She was +3 versus the president at -3 in Pennsylvania, +1 compared to his -5 in Michigan, and -4 to his -7 in Wisconsin.

"While not by overwhelming margins, Ivanka Trump maintains better net favorability among likely voters in these three states than her father does," the poll report states.

The three battleground states remained up for grabs in Firehouse Strategies and 0ptimus' most recent quarterly survey, and will probably be deciding factors in the presidential election. Since the last survey in March, the president's ratings in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin saw small gains but fell in Michigan. The president's job approval numbers are still in the negatives in the three states.

But Ivanka Trump "could also be an asset to him on the campaign trail" due to her higher net favorability ratings, the poll report states. In addition, she can serve as a surrogate in other difficult states including North Carolina, which she is visiting Tuesday to co-chair an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting.

The poll showed former Vice President Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in the three swing states, but Donald Trump still leads against Democratic contenders Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The survey was conducted from June 11 to 13 and involved 1,687 likely voters reached through cell phones, landlines and texts.

Ivanka Trump has campaigned for her father since he began his bid for the presidency in 2016. On Father's Day, she shared a tweet of herself at his campaign launch in 2015.

"Four years ago today, I introduced my father @realDonaldTrump when he launched a Campaign that would forever change America," she tweeted. "Because of his courage, Americans are safer and more prosperous...and the best is yet to come!"

Ivanka Trump's demeanor in her official role and on social media has led to speculation she has presidential aspirations herself.

The president's former economic adviser Gary Cohn was quoted in journalist Vicky Ward's recent book Kushner, Inc. as saying of Ivanka Trump: "She thinks she's going to be president of the United States. She thinks this is like the Kennedys, the Bushes, and now the Trumps."

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visits his Scottish golf course Turnberry Ivanka Trump on July 30, 2015, in Ayr, Scotland. Ivanka Trump has higher net favorability ratings among likely voters in the swing states than her father in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, according to a survey in June 2019. Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty
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