POLL: She Would Trounce Biden

(5MinNewsBreak.com) – In an intriguing twist in the race for the White House, former Republican Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina has positioned herself as a strong contender against Joe Biden in the upcoming 2024 presidential election.

This development emerges from a recent poll conducted by The Wall Street Journal, signaling a potential shift in the current political landscape.

Haley, renowned for her six-year tenure as governor and her impactful role as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under the Trump administration, is rapidly gaining traction among Republican primary voters.

According to RealClearPolitics (RCP), she currently enjoys 11.3% support. However, it’s in a hypothetical general election matchup against Biden where Haley truly shines, with the poll showing her leading with 51% of the national popular vote, a significant 17-percentage-point advantage over Biden’s 34%.

This lead is notably fourfold that of former President Donald Trump’s margin over Biden, underscoring Haley’s rising appeal.

Ken Farnaso, the press secretary for the Haley campaign, expressed confidence in her growing momentum.

“This latest poll shows why everyone was attacking Nikki Haley at the last debate. She has surged into second place and this is now a two-person race—between one man and one woman,” Farnaso told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Nikki is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump and Joe Biden, and voters are flocking to her message of a strong and proud America.”

Haley’s surge is not just confined to national figures. She’s making significant inroads in key states like Iowa and New Hampshire, essential early battlegrounds in the primary race.

In New Hampshire, Haley is currently in second place with 18.7% support, and in Iowa, she’s only three percentage points behind Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, holding a strong third position, according to RCP.

Despite Haley’s ascent, Donald Trump remains the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, commanding a substantial 61.1% support on average. However, in a general election context, Trump’s lead over Biden narrows to a closer 47% versus 43%, as per the WSJ poll.

The inclusion of third-party and independent candidates further alters the dynamics, with Trump’s lead expanding to six percentage points, 37% to 31%, while others garner a total of 17% support.

Interestingly, the poll also highlights a critical sentiment among voters: only 23% feel Biden’s policies have benefited them, while a notable 53% believe his policies have been detrimental.

This poll, conducted between Nov. 29 and Dec. 4 with 1,500 registered voters and a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points, paints a picture of a dynamic and evolving race for the presidency.

As the political arena heats up with these developments, both Trump and Biden’s presidential campaigns, along with The White House, have yet to respond to requests for comment on this emerging challenge posed by Nikki Haley.