Nikki Haley Catches Up To Trump?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Sunday a new CBS News/YouGov poll was released which found that Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley has been gaining more support in New Hampshire, while former President Donald Trump continues to be in the lead. 

Following the Republican primary debates Haley has emerged as one of the top options as an alternative to Trump, with her receiving the votes of many of the non-Trump voters. The poll specifically found that 29 percent of the Republican primary voters would be voting for Haley, while Trump continues to be in the lead by 15 points. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who has struggled to gain momentum in the race has the support of 11 percent of voters, while 10 percent have stated that they will be voting for former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. None of the other candidates in the primary race have managed to receive over 10 percent. 

Regarding who the Republican base believes is able to beat President Biden, 51 percent of GOP voters have stated that Trump would “definitely” be able to, while 32 percent have expressed the same sentiment for Haley. 

When asked about their views on each of the candidates Haley came out as the most likable one as she received 55 percent support. DeSantis had been second with 37 percent of the Vote, while Vivek Ramaswamy and Trump had tied up for third place with 36 percent support. 

Fifty-one percent of voters also called Haley the most reasonable candidate, while Trump was third on the list with 36 percent.

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