Former President Donald Trump’s lead over former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley continues to grow, as revealed in a recent InsiderAdvantage survey. The survey, conducted among 850 likely voters in the New Hampshire GOP primary, showed Trump with an impressive 62 percent support, while Haley trailed behind at 35 percent. Even with three percent of voters undecided, it is highly unlikely that Haley can make up the ground to catch up to Trump. It seems that the absence of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis from the race has only solidified Trump’s position as the frontrunner.
Nikki Haley has two choices. She can drop out and endorse Trump or stay in and suffer the utmost humiliation.
What will she do?
New Hampshire Poll: Trump’s Lead over Haley Grows After DeSantis Drops Out https://t.co/0NNJeVqxbG
— Scott4Trump (@Scott_4Trump) January 23, 2024
Insider Advantage’s Matt Towery noted that the removal of DeSantis from the survey caused a significant consolidation of support behind Trump. He mentioned that Trump’s lead has accelerated, moving from the fifty-percentile range in previous polls to the sixty-percentile range in this survey. Towery acknowledged the challenge of polling in New Hampshire, given the presence of moderates and independents in the primary, but even the “Undeclared Voter” demographic did not change the results after DeSantis dropped out.
DeSantis, in his announcement, acknowledged that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Trump another chance. While he has had disagreements with Trump, such as on the handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the elevation of Anthony Fauci, DeSantis believes Trump is the better choice compared to the incumbent Joe Biden. He pledged his support to the Republican nominee and endorsed Trump, emphasizing his opposition to the “warmed-over corporatism” that Haley represents.
Despite facing an uphill battle, Haley refuses to back down in New Hampshire, asserting, “May the best woman win.” However, with Trump’s lead widening and DeSantis throwing his support behind Trump, it seems increasingly unlikely that Haley can overcome the former president’s popularity and secure the Republican nomination.