The hope of the Nikki Haley marketing campaign to defeat President Trump within the New Hampshire GOP presidential major on Tuesday with impartial (“undeclared”) and disaffected Republican voters seems to being taking place in flames with Trump now over 50 % assist general, main Haley 53 to 36 %, whereas virtually catching as much as Haley with independents 44-45 %, in line with the daily tracking poll of 500 possible GOP major voters by Suffolk College, the Boston Globe and NBC 10 released Saturday. (Previous TGP report on the N.H. tracking poll.)
The January 17 tracking poll had Trump main Haley 50 to 34 % amongst all voters whereas Haley led with independents 44 to 38 %. A lot of Trump’s acquire possible got here from supporters of Ohio businessman Vivek Ramaswamy who dropped out of the race and endorsed Trump on Tuesday evening after ending fourth within the Iowa caucus and from beforehand undecided voters.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), is a distant third, coming at 7 % assist in Saturday’s ballot, a rise from the 5 % assist he had within the January 17 ballot.
Haley, the previous GOP governor of South Carolina, had secured the assist of New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) who has campaigned with Haley across the state prior to now few weeks. Sununu informed reporters this week he now anticipated Haley to complete second.
One attention-grabbing level for Haley in Saturday’s ballot, although not sufficient to make a distinction, is a acquire in Republican assist from 24 % within the ballot launched on the seventeenth to 29 % within the ballot launched Saturday. In the identical polls, Trump went from 61 to 59 %. The each day polls have a margin of error of 4.4 %.
Trump shocked Haley on Friday by securing the endorsement of former 2024 rival Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). Haley had appointed then Rep. Scott to the Senate in 2012, giving him nationwide stature.
Haley’s shocked response to the information of Scott’s endorsement of Trump was captured on video Friday by Mark Halperin:
— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) January 19, 2024
Haley later launched a press release calling Scott a ‘Washington insider’:
Nikki Haley simply launched a press release on Sen. Tim Scott endorsing Trump:
“Fascinating that Trump’s lining up with all of the Washington insiders when he claimed he needed to empty the swamp. However the fellas are gonna do what the fellas are gonna do.”
by way of @sarahmdean95
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) January 19, 2024
Sununu equally dismissed Scott’s endorsement, saying “no person cares,” in a video clip posted by Washington Put up reporter Dylan Wells:
Chris Sununu says “if anybody cared about Tim Scott he’d nonetheless be working for president.”
“No person cares.” pic.twitter.com/MSh1W8DKDC
— Dylan Wells (@dylanewells) January 19, 2024
Tim Scott obtained a heat response from New Hampshire Trump supporters Friday evening. (Marketing campaign video by Dan Scavino):
— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) January 20, 2024
The vote for New Hampshire Republican primary is open to those that registered by October 6, 2023 as Republican or “Undeclared”. It has been reported a number of thousand Democrats switched to “Undeclared” earlier than the October deadline, however apparently not sufficient to make a distinction for Haley.
Politico reported Democrat teams try to wreck Trump by focusing on undeclared voters to vote for Haley. That plan could also be undercut by a write-in effort for Joe Biden who skipped the standard first within the nation major in New Hampshire in favor of South Carolina. Undeclared voters can vote in both the Republican or Democrat major.
Trump is talking at a marketing campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire Saturday night at 7 p.m. EST.