Haley’s UN Brinkmanship Comes With Advice by Long-Time Pollster

As Nikki Haley confronts her biggest test so far as U.S. envoy to the UN — persuading the Security Council to further tighten sanctions on North Korea — she’s leaning on a key adviser with little foreign policy experience: her South Carolina pollster.

Jon Lerner, a political strategist who helped get Haley elected twice as the Palmetto State’s governor, is the ambassador’s Washington-based deputy. …

Lerner is the founder and principal of Red Sea LLC in Bethesda, Maryland, a Washington suburb, and of Basswood Research, which conducts political polling. CONT.

Kambiz Foroohar, Bloomberg