(PartiallyPolitics.com) On Tuesday Nikki Haley became the first Republican to officially challenge former President Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024. However, the polls don’t appear to be in Haley’s favor as she prepares to race against Trump.
Haley, a former South Carolina governor, and former United Nations ambassador who served during the Trump administration started her campaign video by talking about her previous electoral success. She continued by saying that the GOP had not managed to secure the popular vote in most of the presidential elections of the past three decades, including in 2016 when Trump won the electoral but not the popular vote. Haley has started promoting herself as a mainstream conservative who could be an option against Trump’s specific brand of politics which does not carry a lot of appeal with moderate and suburban voters lately. These voters were also essential in President Biden’s win in 2020.
Recent polls clearly show Trump as the winning candidate in the primary, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence as potential alternatives.
Remington Research Group, specifically showed that only 8 percent of GOP primary voters wanted to vote for Haley, while 38 percent would vote for Trump and 35 percent would vote for DeSantis. DeSantis is widely believed to be the Republican who is most likely to defeat Trump in the GOP primary.
The winner of the primary will most likely have to face President Biden, who has not yet announced his own reelection campaign.
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