Haley leapfrogs DeSan­tis to take No. 2 spot but remains miles behind front-run­ner Trump

Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Nik­ki Haley passed Gov. Ron DeSan­tis (R‑FL) for sec­ond place in the GOP pri­ma­ry, accord­ing to a Wall Street Jour­nal poll con­duct­ed days before Wednes­day’s GOP pri­ma­ry debate in which the for­mer Unit­ed Nations ambas­sador was the sub­ject of repeat­ed attacks.
Every Repub­li­can White House hope­ful is still far behind for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, who holds 59% of the vote, accord­ing to the poll released Thurs­day. Haley nar­row­ly sur­passed DeSan­tis, who has been stuck in neu­tral for months, polling at 15% com­pared to the Flori­da governor’s 14%.
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Haley has soared 7 points in the lat­est sur­vey, tak­en Nov. 29-Dec. 4, com­pared to the outlet’s last poll con­duct­ed four months ago. DeSan­tis has risen slight­ly after polling at 13% in Sep­tem­ber. Trump’s lead was unchanged since the last sur­vey.
“This lat­est poll shows why every­one was attack­ing Nik­ki Haley last night — …