Ex-Trump administration official and current co-host of “The View” Alyssa Farah Griffin argued Monday on CNN that former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley would pose the biggest threat for Democrats in 2024.
The panel was discussing a new CBS poll, which found that only 34 percent of Americans think Biden would finish a second term. CNN political commentator Errol Louis noted that some top Democrats are now reaffirming their support for Vice President Kamala Harris as the heir apparent after former Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to say whether she thinks Harris is the best running mate.
“But what’s remarkable is, obviously, the age issue is an issue,” Griffin cut in. “Seventy-three percent of Americans are concerned about it. But probably the best inoculation against [it] is for Democrats to remind folks that Donald Trump is 77 years old. He’s no spring chicken, he’s not significantly younger than President Biden. Where things get complicated … [is that] the race is not over yet, there could still be somebody other than Donald Trump.” (RELATED: Nikki Haley Says Potential Of Kamala Harris Presidency ‘Should Scare All Of Us’ Amid Rising Tensions With China)
“If it ends up being someone like a Nikki Haley, that is a huge problem for the Biden White House. That is somebody who’s a next generation of voters, in her 50s and could litigate that we need representation for this whole country. The two biggest voting blocs are gonna be millennials and Gen Z. We’re not exactly represented by the octogenarian class in Washington. So that’s the one thing that could throw a real wrench in that wheel.”
A recent CNN/SSRS poll showed Haley, former President Donald Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie all beating Biden in the popular vote in the 2024 race. The poll surveyed 1,503 individuals from Aug. 25 to Aug. 31 with a 3.5 percent error margin.
Haley also surged in Iowa and New Hampshire after the GOP’s first primary debate, closing in on both Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy.