Nikki Haley was in tears when she faced this painful political reality about Donald Trump

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Nikki Haley is trying to score an improbable upset in the Republican Presidential Primary.

Her dream was crushed in an instant.

And Nikki Haley was in tears when she faced this painful political reality about Donald Trump.

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is trying to sell herself to Republican voters as more electable in a General Election matchup against President Joe Biden than former President Donald Trump.

She’s hoping that Primary voters will overlook her dismal track record and put winning above everything else.

This is the only hope she has of convincing the party’s conservative base to hold their noses and vote for her.

Haley frequently claims that Trump would have trouble beating Biden in the fall.

She made this claim again during a recent interview with conservative talk radio show host Hugh Hewitt.

“The first thing we have to understand is Trump cannot beat Biden in an election. That’s a fact. We know that,” Haley told Hewitt. “Look at Iowa. Look at New Hampshire. He doesn’t win independents. No one can win a general election if you don’t have independents. He doesn’t win suburban women. He has lost the Republicans who don’t like his style. Not only that, 75% of Americans say they don’t want a rematch between Biden and Trump.”

However, polling tells a different story about Trump’s electability in a potential matchup against Biden.

Trump has a bigger lead against Biden in the RealClearPolitics polling average against Biden than she does.

He is polling stronger against Biden than at any point during the 2020 Election cycle.

Trump has led Biden in over 100 polls this election cycle through February 2024.

He only led Biden in five polls nationally during the entire 2020 Election cycle.

Haley by contrast has only led Biden in 15 polls this cycle despite the hype from the Republican establishment that she is the more electable candidate.

MWR Strategies President Mike McKenna poured cold water on the fantasy that Haley is more electable than Trump.

“You can’t make an argument about electability against the guy who’s already won this thing that you’re contesting,” McKenna told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “He has to be presumed to be electable because he’s already been elected to the job once, right? And there’s no survey data that indicates that Gov. Haley is any more electable than the president. And in fact, all the survey data suggests he’s probably more electable than her.”

Haley frequently touts a poll from the Wall Street Journal that found her beating Biden by 17 points.

“You look at all those general election polls, he does not beat Biden. You look at those same general election polls I’m in, I defeat Biden by up to 17 points. Do you know what that means? That’s not just the Presidency, that’s the House, that’s the Senate, that’s governorships,” Haley told Hewitt.

That result is an obvious outlier.

“It’s Haley’s job to make the very unlikely seem possible,” Republican strategist Mark Weaver said. “She has to keep a straight face while doing it, which is the hard part.”

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