WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — In a recent Wall Street Journal poll, Indian American presidential primary candidate Nikki Haley has emerged as a formidable contender, holding a remarkable 17-point lead against President Joe Biden. The poll, conducted between November 29 and December 4, signals a significant shift in dynamics, surpassing even former President Donald Trump’s four-point lead over Biden.
Haley’s popularity is gaining traction, with 36% of voters expressing a preference for her in a head-to-head matchup against Biden, while only 24% favored the incumbent president. Notably, the poll underscores Haley’s strength in the upcoming Republican primary, with 15% of registered voters expressing support for her candidacy.
The former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador’s campaign is making strategic moves to capitalize on this momentum. Nikki Haley’s team recently launched its first television ad, emphasizing the need for a “new generation of conservative leadership.” The $10 million ad campaign is currently airing in Iowa and New Hampshire.
The influential Americans for Prosperity Action, associated with billionaire Charles Koch, has officially endorsed Nikki Haley in the Republican presidential primary. The endorsement is expected to reshape the Republican landscape, injecting substantial resources and grassroots support into Haley’s campaign.
Despite Haley’s surge, former President Trump remains the front-runner in the Republican primary, boasting nearly 60% support. However, the poll suggests that Nikki Haley could be a “stronger” general election candidate, positioning her as a formidable force in the race for the presidency.
As the 2024 presidential race draws closer to primaries and caucuses getting underway, a new Quinnipiac University national poll of registered voters provides insights into the evolving landscape. Former President Donald Trump holds a commanding lead over his competitors, with 67% support among Republican and Republican-leaning voters. Former United States Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has moved to second place, tied with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, both at 11%.
This marks both Trump’s and Haley’s highest levels of support since the Quinnipiac University Poll started national surveys on the 2024 GOP presidential primary race in February 2023. DeSantis, on the other hand, has experienced a drop from 36% support in February to his current 11%.
Among Republican and Republican-leaning voters who support a candidate in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, 50% indicate they might change their candidate choice depending on developments leading up to the Republican primary, while 48% say they are firmly set on their choice.
In a hypothetical 2024 general election matchup, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are in a virtual dead heat, with 47% supporting Biden and 46% supporting Trump. Democrats overwhelmingly support Biden, while Republicans favor Trump. Among independents, 46% support Biden and 40% support Trump.
In a three-person hypothetical 2024 general election matchup adding independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Biden receives 38% support, Trump receives 36% support, and Kennedy receives 22% support.
In a five-person hypothetical 2024 general election matchup adding independent candidate Cornel West and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Trump receives 38% support, Biden receives 36% support, Kennedy receives 16% support, and West and Stein each receive 3% support.
The poll also provides insights into voter sentiments regarding President Biden’s job approval, handling of various issues, and potential areas of concern. Notably, there is a divided opinion on the House of Representatives beginning a formal impeachment inquiry, with 46% approving and 49% disapproving.
As the political landscape continues to evolve with key endorsements and rising poll numbers, Nikki Haley’s candidacy is increasingly being recognized as a potent force that could reshape the dynamics of the 2024 presidential race. The Quinnipiac University poll adds nuance to the narrative, offering a comprehensive view of the current political climate and voter sentiments as the election season unfolds.