Nikki Haley Gains Momentum in New Hampshire Ahead of Primary

Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley has solidified her second-place polling in New Hampshire with two weeks until the first-in-the-nation primary, according to two polls out Tuesday.

Nikki Haley Gains Momentum in New Hampshire Ahead of Primary

In the run-up to the first-in-the-nation primary, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has strengthened her second-place position in New Hampshire, as shown in two recent polls.

Significance of Haley's Polling Position

Haley's rise in the polls is significant as she trails behind former President Trump in both New Hampshire and national polls. The latest CNN poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire, shows Trump leading with 39% among likely Republican primary voters, while Haley has climbed to 32%.

Polling Details: Other Candidates' Standings

In the same CNN poll, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is at 12%, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy at 8%, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at 5%. Notably, Haley's support has increased by 12 percentage points since the last CNN/UNH poll in November.

Comparative Poll Insights: USA TODAY/Boston Globe/Suffolk University Findings

A separate poll by USA TODAY/Boston Globe/Suffolk University reveals a larger gap, with Trump at 46% and Haley at 27%. Christie maintains third place in this poll as well, followed by DeSantis and Ramaswamy.

Haley's Pre-Primary Surge: Endorsements and Donor Support

As the primary nears, Haley has experienced a surge in momentum, securing endorsements from key figures, including New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, and gaining the support of high-profile donors.

Battling for Second Place: The Haley-DeSantis Dynamic

Haley's competition with Ron DeSantis for the second-place spot intensifies as the Republican primaries in Iowa (Jan. 15) and New Hampshire (Jan. 23) approach.

Poll Methodologies Explained

The CNN New Hampshire poll was conducted online from January 4-8, with a margin of error of +/- 3.2 percentage points among 914 likely Republican primary voters. The USA TODAY/Boston Globe/Suffolk University poll, conducted from Jan. 3-7, had a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points among 491 likely Republican primary voters.

Deeper Dive: Nikki Haley's Strategy in New Hampshire

For more insights into Nikki Haley's campaign strategy and New Hampshire's pivotal role, explore in-depth political analysis on leading news platforms like CNN and USA TODAY.

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