Trump Trouncing Presidential Hopeful Nikki Haley In South Carolina

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) is being trounced by former President Donald Trump in her home state, according to a recent poll.

An Emerson College poll from Jan. 5, 2024, shows Trump leading Haley by 29 percentage points among voters in the Palmetto State. The survey shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in third place with 7%, followed by former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

Among independents, Haley has a slight lead over the former president, 37-34%, respectively. Yet, among Republicans, the former South Carolina governor trails Trump by 41 points.

The Executive Director of Emerson College polling, Spencer Kimball, said that “perception of the most important issue facing the state varies by party,” according to the survey.

Nearly 50% of South Carolina Republicans view the ever-diminishing economy under President Joe Biden as the most crucial issue facing the U.S., followed by illegal immigration at 19%.

Among Democrats in the Palmetto State, just 28% see the economy as the main issue, while 16% view healthcare as a dire issue and 12% claim that “threats to democracy” are a highly important matter.

The Emerson College poll was conducted between Jan. 2, 2024, and Jan. 3, 2024. Questions concerning the South Carolina Republican primary were asked to 584 GOP voters, while questions regarding liberalism were asked to 320 Democratic voters.

Trump has a commanding lead in the national GOP presidential primary of nearly 63 points, according to a RealClearPolitics polling average.

Other polls have shown the former president defeating Biden in the 2024 election by way of key swing states.

A survey by Redfield & Wilton Strategies, in partnership with Telegraph, showed that Trump led Biden in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Trump’s lead in polls comes as leftists seek to unlawfully bar the former president from appearing on states’ 2024 presidential primary ballots.

In Colorado, the former president was removed from the Centennial State’s ballot following a decision by the state Supreme Court.

Colorado Secretary of State Jenna Griswold has allowed Trump to run in the Centennial State, awaiting a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.