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Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., stands with Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales as they give statements after their meeting at the National Palace of Culture in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Feb. 28. AP Photo/Luis Soto

When it comes to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Republicans and Democrats agree: They like her.

Some 63 percent of American voters approve of the job the former South Carolina governor is doing, making her one of the most popular members of the Trump administration, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Outside of the Republican Party, Haley maintains her appeal in ways that her boss, President Donald Trump, does not.

Among Republicans polled, 75 percent gave Haley a thumbs up while 84 percent approved of the job Trump is doing in the White House.

The findings are based on a survey of 1,193 self-identified registered voters nationwide on both land lines and cellphones.

The results carry a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percent.

Quinnipiac University, based in Hamden, Conn., is highly regarded for its polls being an accurate barometer of public opinion.

Among Democrats and independents, Haley held her own. A reported 55 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of independents approve of the job Haley is doing.

Trump, however, had the approval of 5 percent of Democrats and 34 percent of independents.

Haley also got high marks from African-American and Hispanic voters, who were twice as likely to approve of Haley than Trump.

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Among women, 59 percent liked Haley while 39 percent liked Trump.

Haley was the only figure in the Trump administration who had the support of a majority of Democrats, Republicans and independents in the poll.

Her popularity outpaced Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and Mike Pompeo, the CIA director who on Thursday was confirmed as Secretary of State.

The poll, which was conducted April 20-24, came days after Haley's public feud with the White House about a mix-up over new Russia sanctions.

Haley then made headlines for her pithy push back when she said in a statement, "With all due respect, I don't get confused."

Reach Caitlin Byrd at 843-937-5590 and follow her on Twitter @MaryCaitlinByrd.

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Caitlin Byrd is a political reporter at The Post and Courier and author of the Palmetto Politics newsletter. Before moving to Charleston in 2016, her byline appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times. To date, Byrd has won 17 awards for her work.