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Dem pollster: Haley would be 'very strong' presidential candidate

Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said on Tuesday that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyMary Kissel expected to join State Department Scarborough predicts Trump will ‘cash out’ and not run in 2020 Toobin: Flake and Sasse ‘never actually take a stand’ against Trump MORE could make a strong presidential candidate. 

"We will see women presidents in the next decade, and the first one may very well be a Republican actually," Lake told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

"Really? Nikki Haley perhaps?" Concha asked Lake. 

"Nikki Haley would be very strong. She would be very strong," Lake responded. 

Haley, who previously served as South Carolina governor, has pushed hard to promote the Trump administration's agenda at the United Nations, offering support for Israel and slamming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for human rights abuses. 

Lake said she believes a woman will be on the ticket in 2020. 

"I think there will be a woman on the ticket, but I don't know whether she will be the president or the vice president," she said. 

— Julia Manchester