President Donald Trump is firmly in command of the South Carolina GOP primary field in a new poll conducted by Neighborhood Research and Media surveying the inclinations of local Republican primary voters.
According to their findings, Trump had 35.1 percent of support in South Carolina, while Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., had 21.8 percent. Nikki Haley garnered only 16.4 percent of the vote in her home state.
Haley, who recently announced her candidacy for the 2024 presidential primary, served as the governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017. She also served as a U.N. ambassador during the Trump administration.
As reported by RSBN, Haley publicly turned on Trump following the U.S. Capitol “riots” on Jan. 6, 2021.
President Donald Trump wasted no time in returning fire on Haley after she announced her candidacy in mid-February, sharing a press release that hammered the former ambassador on a series of her previous statements and policy positions.
Per RSBN, Trump titled the press release “The Real Nikki Haley” and slammed her for her stances on immigration, the Ukraine-Russia war, and her now-broken promise of not running for president if President Trump was also running at the same time.
So far, Trump is the man to beat in the 2024 presidential primary. The most recent data from Morning Consult’s GOP Primary Tracker shows that the 45th president has captured 47 percent of Republican support, compared to 31 percent for Gov. DeSantis. In that poll, Haley netted only 3 percent of support.
According to a report from Breitbart, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., is reportedly mulling a White House bid.
Scott garnered 1.6 percent of support in the Neighborhood Research and Media poll. Scott recently told Joey Hudson on ‘The Morning Answer” that he believed there was “room for two South Carolinians” in the 2024 presidential primary race.