According to a recent poll conducted in a crucial swing state, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s claim of being a more formidable candidate in the general election than former President Donald Trump appears to have gained support.
In a recent Wisconsin poll conducted by Marquette Law School, it was revealed that Haley has a strong lead over President Joe Biden among likely voters. According to the poll, Haley is currently ahead by 15 percentage points, with 57 percent of likely voters supporting her compared to 42 percent for President Biden.
In the latest poll, Trump and Biden were in a tight race, with Trump at 50 percent and Biden at 49 percent. The margin of error for the poll was plus or minus 4.4 percentage points, so the results could still change.
According to the survey, Trump is currently the leading GOP frontrunner in Wisconsin, where he holds a commanding lead in the Republican primary. The survey shows that he has the support of 64 percent of voters, while his closest competitor has only 22 percent. There is still a small percentage of voters who are undecided at 14 percent.
Haley has consistently highlighted her electability, pointing to polls that indicate she has a wider lead over Biden than Trump does. For instance, in a December poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal, Haley was shown to have a 17-point advantage over the incumbent president. However, despite her efforts, she has not been able to sway enough Republican voters to thwart Trump’s campaign.
The poll result was quickly shared with reporters by the Haley campaign on Wednesday afternoon.
According to AnnMarie Graham-Barnes, spokesperson for Haley, the Democrats would struggle to find a weaker candidate for the general election than Donald Trump even if they actively tried.
The Marquette Law School conducted a survey of 848 likely voters in Wisconsin from Jan. 24-31. The respondents were interviewed through a combination of online and phone interviews. The survey reached out to individuals using a probability-based panel, as well as voter files that included phone numbers and email addresses.