Trump Responds To Haley After NH
New Hampshire has finally declared former President Donald Trump as the winner of the state's primary, as expected. While the final numbers have yet to be released, it is clear that Trump has emerged victorious. The other major Republican candidate, Nikki Haley, had stated earlier in the day on Tuesday that she would not be dropping out of the race even if she lost. However, with this loss in the New Hampshire primary, it remains to be seen if she will change her stance as we approach the South Carolina primary and the final numbers from New Hampshire. While it may be embarrassing for her, she may still hold on to hope for a comeback.
During her appearance on Fox, Haley expressed her determination to stay in the race, despite facing the possibility of a loss. She even went as far as accusing the network of being biased towards Trump. As the final numbers from New Hampshire could potentially play a role in her decision to stay in the race, it is uncertain if she will continue with her campaign.
The New Hampshire story is simple: Haley won literal Democrats, undecideds, and college educated Republicans in cities. Trump won suburban, rural and less educated areas
Lucky for Trump the latter group most resemble traditional Republican coalition
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) January 24, 2024
The exit polls from CNN have shed some light on the difference between Trump and Haley's voters. While Trump gained 70 percent of registered Republicans' votes and 27 percent of undeclared voters, Haley had the opposite with 70 percent of her voters coming from undeclared voters and only 27 percent from registered Republicans. This is a significant difference, especially in a Republican primary.
One voter who had strategically voted for Haley in order to "ding" Trump and show support for democracy in the Republican party was interviewed by MSNBC. He openly admitted that he would not vote for Haley in the general election, revealing his true political stance on the left side. MSNBC reported that this was a common trend among voters in New Hampshire, with many openly disclosing that they had strategically voted in support of democracy in the Republican party.
(CNN Exit Polls - NH) Who did you vote for Haley/Trump?
Economy is Good: 83/11
Economy is Bad: 31/67
18-44 yr olds: 42/55
65+ yr olds: 45/52
College degree: 58/39
No Degree: 32/66
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 24, 2024
This tactic of exploiting the open primary and undeclared voters was hinted at in a memo from Haley's campaign team. They had seen the potential in this strategy and planned to rely on it in future primaries, just as they did in New Hampshire. The high percentage of undeclared voters in this "GOP" primary was further confirmation of the success of this approach.
It is clear that the New Hampshire primary results have raised some interesting points for the Republican candidates. While Trump remains the frontrunner, Haley's campaign team has shown their strategic thinking by targeting a different pool of voters, which could possibly give her an edge in future primaries. In the end, it will ultimately come down to which candidate can secure the most votes, both from their own party and from independents and undeclared voters.
Democrats are voting for Nikki Haley tonight in the New Hampshire primary. They’re Biden supporters pic.twitter.com/DDRDihlabF
— Nuance Bro (@NuanceBro) January 24, 2024
With the South Carolina primary approaching, it will be interesting to see how the results from New Hampshire will affect the candidates and if Haley will make any changes to her campaign strategy. As the race for the Republican nomination continues, it is clear that both Trump and Haley will need to carefully consider their approach in order to secure the support of a diverse group of voters.
In the end, the New Hampshire primary has shed light on the importance of strategic planning and the role of different voter demographics in the race for the Republican nomination. As the race continues, both Trump and Haley will need to adapt to changing circumstances and continue to win over voters in order to emerge as the ultimate Republican nominee.