OAN’s James Meyers
3:23 PM – Wednesday, October 4, 2023
A new poll suggests that Nikki Haley is the number two Republican presidential candidate in the state of New Hampshire.
In a new USA TODAY/Boston Globe/Suffolk University survey, Haley (R-S.C.) received 19% of the support among Republican primary voters, which passed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) who dropped to 10%. Former President Donald Trump has maintained his massive lead in The Granite State, garnering 49% of the support.
Additionally, every other candidate only reached single digits in the latest poll. Just under 40% of participants said their minds could still be changed regarding whom they plan to vote for.
“This likely means more money, credibility, and interviews will find their way to Haley,” Suffolk University Political Research Center Director David Paleologos said of the results. “More importantly, a case will be made for others to drop out now and back Haley’s challenge to former President Donald Trump.”
However, Paleologos mentioned voters who change their mind may not necessarily switch to Haley but instead Trump. “Add in second-choice votes from all the other major candidates — even if they all endorsed Haley — and Trump sits above 55%,” he explained.
The jump in the polls comes after Haley’s two debate performances have been well received among voters. She has also spent a large amount of time in New Hampshire and Iowa during her campaign trail.
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