U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is popular, even among Democrats, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.
While 75 percent of Republicans approve of Haley’s job at the U.N., her approval among Democrats is 55 percent, which is the highest Democratic approval rating among administration officials listed in the poll, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, White House chief of staff John Kelly, then-CIA director Mike Pompeo, and national security adviser John Bolton.
Interestingly, Haley’s rating among Democrats is as high as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
The poll consisted of 1,193 voters surveyed in late April.
In an administration with polarizing figures, Haley appears to be anything but, except when it comes to “taking names” at the U.N. and calling out its anti-Israel bias among other criticisms.
Additionally, Haley has been unafraid to distance herself from the administration on issues like Syria and Russia. A couple of weeks ago, she responded to National Economic Council chairman Larry Kudlow, who said that Haley may have experienced “momentary confusion” when prematurely announcing upcoming U.S. sanctions against Russia.
“With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” Haley said.
And this poll, as it relates to Haley’s popularity, should not confuse anyone.