Haley Gets New Ammunition to Fight Trump, Smashes Biden In New Poll

(FeaturedHeadlines.com) – Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley beats incumbent US President Joe Biden by double digits in a hypothetical, head-to-head matchup in the 2024 presidential race, according to a new SSRS poll. The poll raises questions about whether Haley or former US President Donald Trump would be the better Republican Party nominee to take on Biden.

The poll found that a majority of registered voters in the United States, 52%, would lean toward supporting Haley in a matchup against Biden. Just 39% of respondents said that they would lean toward voting for Biden.

The poll comes amid efforts by Haley to build her case as an alternative to Trump, who has won every Republican Party primary and caucus as of this writing. Trump leads Haley by more than 30 percentage points ahead of the primary race in South Carolina—Haley’s home state—according to a Decision Desk HQ poll.

Although voters appear to prefer Haley over Biden, Trump nevertheless leads Haley in favorability among voters. Twenty-eight percent (28%) of voters view Haley favorably, compared to 38% favorability for Trump.

Trump also leads Biden by double digits in terms of which candidate voters believe will better handle immigration and the economy, an NBC News poll found. Biden trails Trump by more than 20 percentage points on the economy and more than 30 points on immigration.

However, the poll found that Trump’s lead over Biden in a head-to-head matchup is smaller than Haley’s, at just five percentage points. Biden also takes the lead against Trump in the hypothetical event the former president is convicted of a felony, the poll found.

In an apparent effort to bolster her favorability among voters, Haley appeared on Saturday Night Live to take shots at Trump and defend her own candidacy. Haley questioned Trump’s mental competence, criticized both his and Biden’s age, and backtracked on her comments about the American Civil War and slavery.

Only time will tell whether Haley’s hypothetical lead over Biden will translate into a real victory against Trump.

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