What a media story , eh?
Several issues with…..
Donald Trump out polls Haley by up to 40% points in polls…..
Nikki Hanley is NOT who some people think she is…..
She is NOT a Republican moderate…..
She IS the flavour of the month for media and anti-Trump people…
They’re independents and moderates. They hate Donald Trump and have mixed views of Joe Biden’s job performance as president. And they just might help Republicans close a historic gender gap.
Those are the voters who tell pollsters they’d vote for Nikki Haley over Biden. But if the 2024 election is a rematch of 2020, they would back Biden over Trump.
Polls clearly suggest Haley is a stronger general-election candidate than Trump, with Haley leading Biden by 4 points in the latest RealClearPolitics averages while Trump leads the president by 2 points and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis leads by 1 point. Some polls even show Haley with gaudy, double-digit leads over Biden — including a Wall Street Journal poll released hours before this column published that showed her a stunning 17 points ahead of Biden (Trump led the president by 4)….
“I beat Joe Biden by 10 to 13 points” in some of the polls, Haley told Fox News Channel this week, before pressing the electability argument down the ballot: “This is about governorships up and down the ticket. This is about House seats, Senate seats. This is about winning again.”…
The final difference between Trump and Haley is Haley’s ability to win crossover voters — a small-but-significant slice of Americans who voted for Biden in the 2020 election but are willing to swing their votes for a Republican next year. Franklin told POLITICO that his data show Haley winning about 15 percent of Biden’s 2020 voters, compared with Trump winning only 5 percent of them.
That’s also apparent in the Fox News poll: Haley wins 14 percent of Biden 2020 voters, while 7 percent of Biden voters say they’d vote for Trump in a 2020 rematch.
Of course, Haley still has — to put it generously — an uphill path to the nomination. Her potential to alter the GOP’s electoral coalition won’t matter if she never makes it past the primary to prove it…..