Nikki Haley’s ‘strategy’ outlined by pollster as Trump keeps stranglehold on Republican nomination race

Nikki Haley’s ‘strategy’ outlined by pollster as Trump keeps stranglehold on Republican nomination race

WATCH NOW: Top US pollster reveals Haley's strategy to remain in the primaries against Trump

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 26/01/2024

- 14:26

Updated: 26/01/2024

- 14:40

Donald Trump is currently polling at 63 per cent ahead of the South Carolina primary ballot

Nikki Haley's strategy for the US Presidential election has been analysed by a top American pollster, as the Republican candidate prepares for the next round in her home state.

As the GOP primaries continue in South Carolina on February 24, front-runner Donald Trump is storming ahead of Haley in the polls.

According to the latest data, Trump is leading the polling by 63 per cent, with Haley trailing behind at 24 per cent.

Following the former US President's win in New Hampshire, Haley told the crowds that the race was "far from over".

Nikki Haley and David Paleologos

David Paleologos details Nikki Haley's election strategy

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Trump hit back at Haley's claim and accused her of "b******t", branding her an "imposter" on the stage after her speech.

On his Truth Social website, Trump also warned that anyone who contributes to Haley's campaign will "be permanently barred from the MAGA camp."

Discussing the latest from the Republican race on GB News, pollster David Paleologos said it was "unprecedented" that Trump secured seismic victories in the first two ballots.

He added that the wins will "set him on a pace" to win the Republican nomination for the election on November 5.

Paleologos told GB News: "The question right now is whether Nikki Haley stays in and for how long. Statistically, it's improbable because a lot of the primaries are closed primaries, meaning independents can't vote.

"This is why the margin was a little bit closer. But I think her strategy might be just to be the last person standing."

He explained that if Trump is convicted of any legal charges he is currently facing, Haley will hope voters "rally around her" during the convention in Milwaukee this summer.

"It's highly unlikely they will, but that would be the thinking of staying in. Plus it's her home state and if she's not planning to run in 2028 or beyond, it's probably not a bad idea to give it a shot if she has the money."

David Paleologos

David Paleologos says Nikki Haley's plan is to be the 'last person standing'

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Paleologos told host Patrick Christys that Trump's possible charges are "not a factor" for voters in the Republican primary.

However he warned that in the November general election, there's a "swath of independents" who will not vote for him if he is convicted.

He added: "Now, obviously, there'll be appeals in the legal process, but that's a problem in the general election.

"And I think that's kind of what Nikki Haley is hoping to hinge on."

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