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A significant part of Nikki Haley's campaign has been that she would more easily beat Joe Biden than Donald Trump or another Republican.
But according to the most recent Rasmussen poll, the opposite appears to be true.
It's Trump who has the best shot at defeating Biden among Republicans.
Ron DeSantis has a slight edge over the current president.
But Haley would lose.
Former President Donald Trump continues to lead President Joe Biden in the 2024 election, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also has a narrow edge over the incumbent, but Biden would beat former U.N. Secretary Nikki Haley.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that if the 2024 election was between Biden and Trump, 49% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for Trump, while 41% would vote for Biden. Another eight percent (8%) would vote for some other candidate, but only two percent (2%) are undecided.
Rasmussen found that among black voters, Trump led with 37 percent, followed by DeSantis with 29 percent and Haley ten points down from that, at 19 percent.
But surely Haley would have an advantage with women voters, right?
Nope. Trump got 49 percent with women voters, followed by DeSantis with 37 percent and Haley at 30 percent.
Younger voters could make a difference in this election. Who do they like most according to Rasmussen?
It's still Trump who got 38 percent of young voters, with DeSantis in second with 30 percent, followed by Haley at 22 percent.
Some of the candidates trailing Donald Trump consistently have used the notion that they are more electable in the general election than him as a top selling point.
They are going to find something else because the latest poll shows that's simply not true.