In The News

New Poll Finds Nikki Haley Losing To Biden In Red State

A Monday poll found former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley losing to President Joe Biden in the red state of Texas, but indicated former President Donald Trump would handily win.

Haley is down by nine points in a head-to-head matchup against the president, with 21% of the registered voters in Texas saying they’d back “someone else” and 8% saying they “haven’t thought about it enough to have an opinion,” according to a University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll. The same survey found Trump leading Biden by seven points in the red state, which he won in both 2016 and 2020.

In a head-to-head matchup between the current and former president, only 7% said they’d support “someone else” and 4% said they “haven’t thought about it enough to have an opinion,” the poll found.

The former president’s lead grew to nine points when third-party candidates were on the ballot, the poll found. Independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr. received 6% support in the five-way matchup, followed by “Justice For All Party” candidate Cornel West at 3% and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2%.

The University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll surveyed 1,200 self-identifying registered voters in Texas between Feb. 2 and Feb. 12 with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.83%.

Trump led Haley 80% to 9% among likely Republican primary voters in Texas, with several other candidates included who have suspended their campaigns, according to the poll. Texas’ GOP primary will take place on Super Tuesday, which is on March 5 when over a dozen states will hold their respective nominating contests.

A Morning Consult poll released Feb. 7 found Trump beating the former ambassador by large margins in major Super Tuesday states like Texas, California, North Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Oklahoma. The former president held leads ranging from 41 to 77 points against Haley.

Trump has already notched big victories in the nominating contests for Iowa, New Hampshire, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Nevada. Haley lost to the “None of These Candidates” option in the Feb. 7 Nevada primary, and is down by over 30 points in the RealClearPolitics (RCP) average against Trump for her home state primary in South Carolina on Saturday.

The former president is currently leading Biden by 1.1 points for a head-to-head matchup in the RCP average compared to the former ambassador‘s 3.6 points. Trump has already beaten Biden in over 100 surveys this cycle, while Haley has led in 18.

Trump continues to lead Biden in the polls as voters largely express discontent with the president’s handling of immigration and the economy.

The campaigns for Haley, Trump and Biden did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org

Mary Lou Masters

Share
Published by
Mary Lou Masters

Recent Posts

Majority Of Hispanics Favor Deporting ‘All’ Illegal Immigrants: POLL

An outright majority of Hispanic Americans are in favor of a mass deportation plan for…

6 hours ago

Why Policymakers Should Reject The IEA’s Silly Peak Oil Notions

In a statement published on the OPEC website Thursday, Secretary General Haitham Al Ghais said…

6 hours ago

Foreign-Born Workers Are Taking Americans’ Jobs

Something very strange is going on in America’s labor market. The employer’s survey in the…

7 hours ago

What Will the Federal Reserve Do Now?

In June 2022, when the annual inflation rate peaked at 9.1%, the Federal Reserve began…

7 hours ago

Next In Line

Rumors are flying that Biden will be replaced by the leaders of the Democratic party…

7 hours ago

Jill Biden Says Don’t Believe Your Eyes

“Joe is so effective in spite of his age, but because of it,” Jill Biden…

16 hours ago