Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley on Friday took the opportunity to highlight a new Marist College poll of New Hampshire that shows President Joe Biden leading former President Donald Trump among the state’s registered voters in a hypothetical November matchup, 52% to 45%, with 3% undecided.
“We can’t lose again in November,” the former South Carolina govenor said during a campaign.
Notably, the poll finds no clear leader in a hypothetical contest between Biden and Haley, with Haley taking 47% and Biden 44%, and another 9% undecided.
Haley continued by pitching her electability argument to attendees, again pointing to a Wall Street Journal poll from December that showed her leading by 17 points in a head-to-head matchup with Biden.
“Don’t you want a leader that goes forward and holds everyone accountable regardless of party? Don’t you want a leader that goes forward where it’s not about deciding who’s good and who’s bad and who’s right and who’s wrong? That’s what we’re focused on,” she said.
Haley ended her day on the trail with a rally in Manchester, again disputing claims from Trump’s recent attacks.
“What I’ve seen is through these temper tantrums, Donald Trump is telling a whole lot of lies. But if he’s going to lie about me, I’m going to tell the truth about him,” she said.