(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Tuesday, GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley defended her statement to Iowa voters that the Republican primary race only included two people, herself and former President Donald Trump, despite the fact that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had managed to win the second place in the caucus, above Haley.
In an interview on “Fox & Friends” when asked about her earlier comments Haley stated that when they had originally started in the primary race there were 14 challengers and that she had only been receiving 2 percent in the polls. However, she has now come and had a strong showing in Iowa which is what she was looking for.
While Haley had come third with around 19 percent, DeSantis had only managed to beat her by 2 percentage points with approximately 21 percent. However, Trump had managed to easily come in first place by receiving 51 percent of the votes.
Haley stated that she was confident as they were heading into the New Hampshire primary race and pointed out that over the last few months, she had dedicated a lot of resources and time to the state. She further pointed out that in the state she has a very strong polling average.
While in the national polling average from The Hill/Decision Desk HQ Trump has the support of 64.6 percent of Republican voters, and Haley, is in second place with only 11.8 percent of Republicans supporting her, that is not the case in New Hampshire. In New Hampshire Trump is leading the race with 41.4 percent, however, Haley is right behind him with 33.4 percent and DeSantis only has 5.9 percent of the state’s Republicans supporting him.
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