New Poll Shows Nikki Haley Almost Even With Trump in New Hampshire

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In a new New Hampshire poll, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is now within four percentage points of longtime frontrunner and former president Donald Trump.

Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the Trump administration, received the support of 29% of probable New Hampshire Republican primary voters, according to a recent telephone poll conducted by American Research Group from December 14-20. 33% of prospective New Hampshire Republican voters said they would support Trump, according to the survey.

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie received 13% of the support of prospective New Hampshire Republican primary voters, placing him in third place.

In contrast, Florida governor Ron DeSantis secured a mere 6% of the support.

Former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson was endorsed by 1% of prospective New Hampshire Republican primary voters, compared to 5% for Vivek Ramaswamy.

Ahead of the primary, 12% of respondents indicated they were undecided, according to the survey. A mere 1% of respondents indicated that they would endorse a candidate other than the aforementioned mainstream Republican contenders.

A total of 600 completed telephone interviews were utilized to conduct the survey among a randomized sample of probable Republican primary voters residing in New Hampshire.

American Research Group reported that the sample consisted of 239 undeclared voters or independents and 361 Republicans.

In regard to political party affiliation, 39% of registered Republicans in New Hampshire who were interviewed expressed their intention to support Trump prior to the primary, whereas 27% of registered GOP voters said they would support Haley.

The poll found that Trump received 24% of the support of undeclared voters who were interviewed, while 33% of undeclared voters who were interviewed expressed their support for Haley.

With less than a month until the January 15 Iowa caucuses begin, Haley is primarily competing with DeSantis to convince Republican voters that she is the best Trump alternative.

In recent polls, her support has increased in New Hampshire, where the primary election is scheduled for January 23. Haley was honored with the prestigious endorsement of New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu earlier this month.

In contrast, DeSantis’s campaign has placed significant emphasis on Iowa, the state that governor Kim Reynolds endorsed him in November.

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