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Haley sees biggest lead over Biden among GOP rivals in hypothetical matchup, poll finds

A new poll finds that former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is the only 2024 Republican presidential candidate with such a lead over President Biden in a hypothetical matchup that it exceeds the margin of error.

A Thursday CNN poll found that former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other major GOP candidates would be in a dead heat with Biden in the general election with the margin of error factored in. Only Haley showed a clear advantage in polling.

The poll found that Trump enjoyed 47% support from respondents compared to Biden’s 46%, but the results were within the poll’s margin of error. Former Vice President Mike Pence’s result was also within the margin of error, beating out Biden 46% to 44%. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., received the same result as Pence, while businessman Vivek Ramaswamy trailed Biden 45% to 46%. DeSantis was in a dead heat with Biden at 47% each.

Haley was the only one to escape the margin of error, however, beating Biden with a solid 49% support to his 43%.

Haley has endorsed requiring all politicians over the age of 75 to complete mental competency tests before being allowed to run for re-election.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This report has been updated to clarify the poll results in relation to its margin of error.

Anders Hagstrom is a reporter with Fox News Digital covering national politics and major breaking news events. Send tips to, or on Twitter: @Hagstrom_Anders.


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