‘Donald Trump Doesn’t Want Your Vote’: Biden Ad Woos Haley Supporters

$1 million will be spent on the ad campaign in battleground states to sway Haley supporters towards the Democrats.
‘Donald Trump Doesn’t Want Your Vote’: Biden Ad Woos Haley Supporters
Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s supporters attend a campaign event in Greer, S.C., on Feb. 19, 2024. (Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch Times) 
Naveen Athrappully

The 2024 campaign of President Joe Biden camp has launched an ad campaign seeking to influence former supporters of Republican 2024 candidate Nikki Haley to vote for Democrat candidates in the upcoming elections.

The ad, posted on Friday, presents a compilation of clips showing President Biden’s rival, former President Donald Trump, criticizing Ms. Haley and suggesting he does not need the backing of her supporters. In one clip, President Trump is shown saying that Ms. Haley has made “an unholy alliance” with RINOs—Republicans in name only—and “Never Trumpers.” Another clip shows the former president being questioned about how he intends to bring Haley voters to his side, to which he replies, “I’m not sure we need too many.”

In the ad, the Biden campaign said, “if you voted for Nikki Haley, Donald Trump doesn’t want your vote,” asking viewers to “Save America” by supporting the Biden-Harris bid in the 2024 presidential elections.

The Biden campaign intends to spend $1 million on the ad on various online platforms, campaign officials told The Washington Post. The ad will run for three weeks in multiple battleground states. The new ad is part of a $30 million ad campaign from the Biden camp following the president’s State of the Union address.
Earlier, President Biden claimed that “Donald Trump made it clear he doesn’t want Nikki Haley supporters,” adding, “There is a place for them in my campaign.”

However, the 45th president has invited Haley supporters to join his bid for the White House.

After President Trump defeated Ms. Haley on Super Tuesday, he said in a March 6 Truth Social post that he “would further like to invite all of the Haley supporters to join the greatest movement in the history of our Nation. BIDEN IS THE ENEMY, HE IS DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!”

However, President Trump did note that “much of her money came from Radical Left Democrats, as did many of her voters, almost 50 percent, according to the polls.”

Ms. Haley ended her campaign for president on March 6 following the Super Tuesday results. Going back on her pledge, she did not back President Trump as the Republican nominee.

“It is now up to Donald Trump to earn the votes of those in our party and beyond it who did not support him. And I hope he does,” she said at the time.

A March 5 poll from Emerson College validated President Trump’s observation that most of Ms. Haley’s voters lean Democrats. It found that 63 percent of her voters are likely to vote for President Biden and only 27 percent for President Trump. The poll showed that 52 percent of Ms. Haley’s supporters had voted for President Biden in the 2020 elections.

Trump–Biden Race

President Biden’s ad campaign targeting Haley voters comes as the two candidates are neck-and-neck in the 2024 presidential polls, with President Trump holding an edge among several key groups.
A March 25 poll from Morning Consult shows President Trump having the backing of 43 percent of American voters, with President Biden at 44 percent. Among Independents, President Trump has a 5 percentage point lead.
In seven key states, President Biden only leads in Wisconsin. President Trump leads in four—Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina. The two are tied in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
A poll by Gallup last month revealed that the Democrat advantage over Republicans among black and Hispanic voters is eroding.

“The Democratic Party’s wide lead over Republicans in Black Americans’ party preferences has shrunk by nearly 20 points over the past three years,” the poll found. “Democrats’ leads among Hispanic adults and adults aged 18 to 29 have slid nearly as much, resulting in Democrats’ holding only a modest edge among both groups.”

People switching parties can have a major impact on the election outcome, especially in situations where the margin of victory is narrow.

A majority of Americans expect President Trump to beat President Biden in the upcoming elections. A survey by the Economist/YouGov asked respondents—“Regardless of who you prefer, who do you think would win the presidential election if Joe Biden were the Democratic candidate and Donald Trump were the Republican candidate?”

Only 35 percent of respondents said President Biden would win the race while 42 percent backed President Trump to secure a second term in the White House.

President Trump recently told reporters in Florida that he “couldn’t care less” about who endorses him for president. “We need patriots. We need strong people in our country. Our country is going downhill very fast, very rapidly.”

“Millions of people coming across the border, coming from jails, from prisons, coming from mental institutions and insane asylum terrorists. We need strong people in this country. We don’t need weak people.”

President Trump’s fundraising has improved in recent weeks. The Trump campaign and his Save America political action committee collectively raised $15.9 million in February, up from $13.8 million in January, according to filings made with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The committees ended February with $37 million cash on hand.