Nik­ki Haley would beat Biden to become pres­i­dent in 2024 — there’s just one prob­lem

A new poll is show­ing that for­mer Unit­ed Nations Ambas­sador Nik­ki Haley could beat Pres­i­dent Joe Biden in the 2024 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion — but she may not have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to make it a real­i­ty.
A Messenger/Harris poll found that Haley leads Biden, 41% to 37%, among Repub­li­can vot­ers. How­ev­er, for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump leads both Haley and Gov. Ron DeSan­tis (R‑FL) in head-to-head matchups, anoth­er indi­ca­tion that non-Trump can­di­dates may not get a chance to run for the White House.
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In a matchup between Trump and Haley, the for­mer pres­i­dent leads 76% to 19%. Against DeSan­tis, the for­mer pres­i­dent leads 73% to 21%. How­ev­er, in a Trump-Haley race, inde­pen­dents backed Haley, 40% to 36%, while inde­pen­dents sided with Trump in a Trump-DeSan­tis race, 37% to 27%.
“The Haley phe­nom­e­non is dri­ven by mod­er­ate Repub­li­cans, inde­pen­dents, and dis­af­fect­ed vot­ers. She beats Biden hand­i­ly in a gen­er­al elec­tion because of this but still has a lot of ground to make up with Repub­li­cans,” Har­ris chief poll­ster Dri­tan Nesho said.
Real­Clear­Pol­i­tics marks Trump in the lead with 61.3%, fol­lowed by DeSan­tis with 13.2% and Haley wi …