The longer Nikki Haley remains in the 2024 GOP primary race, the more negative the news becomes for her. A recent nationwide survey conducted by Morning Consult reveals that former President Donald Trump is favored by 81 percent of potential Republican primary voters, while Haley only receives support from 18 percent. This significant gap of 63 points appears to be insurmountable at this stage.
In the previous poll, Trump had the support of 79 percent of likely GOP voters before the New Hampshire primary, while Haley had 20 percent. Despite experiencing losses in the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, Haley, a former South Carolina governor, has expressed her determination to continue her campaign.
“New Hampshire is first in the nation. It is not the last in the nation. This race is far from over,” she said following that state’s primary on Tuesday. “The road is never going to stop here in New Hampshire. That’s always been the plan.”
“Most Americans do not want a rematch between Biden and Trump,” Haley added. “The first party to retire its 80-year-old candidate is going to be the party that wins this election. And I think it should be the Republicans that win this election.”
A recent report reveals that President Joe Biden is currently experiencing more challenging reelection prospects compared to any other sitting president in the last thirty years. The Washington Examiner highlights Gallup’s findings, stating that less than 40 percent of the surveyed individuals expressed a desire to see Biden serve another term. This figure marks the lowest rating recorded in the past 32 years, as stated by the pollster, and is even lower than his 41 percent approval rating.
“The gloomy results for the liberal president follow several other polls showing him losing to former President Donald Trump, though many of those polls show that voters don’t want either to return to the White House,” the Examiner added, citing the results.
“However, Gallup did offer a glimmer of hope for the incumbent. The survey firm made the case that a couple of other recent presidents who were underwater in polling leading to an election won, though none were as undeserving as Biden is,” the outlet added.
Gallup’s analysis noted: “In January of prior incumbent reelection years, Gallup asked whether former Presidents Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush deserved reelection. The same question was asked about George W. Bush (October 2003) and Barack Obama (December 2011) late in the years before they sought reelection.”
Gallup added: “Of these, the younger Bush (who won reelection) had the highest reelect figure, at 53%, while two incumbents who lost, Trump at 50% and the elder Bush at 49%, scored just below. Although Biden’s current rating ranks lowest among the readings for the past six presidents, his 38% is most similar to Clinton’s 44% and Obama’s 43%, both of whom won a second term.”
The survey revealed that voters hold an even more unfavorable view of Congress, as only 24 percent believe that they should be reelected. However, as anticipated, 55 percent expressed their support for their representatives and senators.