The former president Trump is leading by more than 30 points in all states that have early elections, according to recent polling.
After winning the nation’s first-ever Iowa caucuses on Monday night, Trump cemented his position as the front-runner for the nomination of a Republican president and now has his eyes set on New Hampshire.
This week, Trump made his way to the Granite State following his triumph in Iowa, where he outperformed his Republican rivals by taking 98 of 99 counties. In the end, he secured 20 delegates for the state.
In Iowa, Haley finished third and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came in second. Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy finished in fourth place and withdrew later that evening, declaring his unwavering support and backing of Trump.
As the day of the caucuses drew near, speculation mounted that Trump, who leads his rivals handily in every national primary poll, would easily win Iowa.
In New Hampshire, Trump leads by double digits, but according to some recent polls, Haley and Trump are tied. Voting in the state’s Republican primary by independents may help Haley, who has been viewed by some as a more moderate Republican candidate.
The Granite State is home to a sizable population of moderate voters, and independent voters, who are eligible to vote in either major party primary, have long been an important factor in New Hampshire’s historic presidential battle.
According to the American Research Group Inc. poll, which was issued on Tuesday, among potential Republican primary voters in the state, Trump and Haley are tied at 40%.
Trump, however, has 50% of the support of people who are likely to vote in the primary, according to a different New Hampshire survey that was released on Wednesday by the Boston Globe, NBC10, and Suffolk University in Boston. In that poll, Haley has 34% of the vote while DeSantis has only 5%. Three percent are supporting a different candidate, and six percent stated they are unsure.
According to a recent poll, Trump leads Haley 61%–34% among Republicans who have registered, while Haley leads Trump 44%–38% among independents.
Among self-described conservatives, the former president leads by a dominating 67%–18% margin against his former U.N. ambassador; among moderates and liberals, Haley leads by 56%–27%.
Between January 3 and January 10, the RealClearPolitics Average showed that Haley was at 29.4% and Trump was at 43.5%. Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, came in second with 11.3% but has since withdrawn from the contest. DeSantis is ranked 6.5% in the poll.
But Trump’s lead is much greater outside of New Hampshire.
According to the RealClearPolitics Average from September 29 to January 8, Trump is leading DeSantis by 58.5 points with 69% of the vote in Nevada, where primary elections are held in early February.
Furthermore, according to the RealClearPolitics Average from October 18 through January 3, Trump is leading Haley by 30.2 points at 52% in her home state of South Carolina, which has its election on February 24. Haley is polling at 21.8%, while DeSantis is at 11%.
But Donald will also need to focus his attention away from the campaign trail and into courtrooms in multiple jurisdictions as he maintains his commanding lead and probably starts to accumulate the majority of delegates in the early voting states, which moves him closer to the number required to win the GOP nomination.
This week, former president is appearing in court in New York City for the trial of civil defamation damages arising from the case filed by E. Jean Carroll, who claims that during the 1990s, he sexually assaulted her in a department store changing room. In addition to denying any misconduct, former president stated on Fox News Digital that he “completely has no idea who this woman is.” It is anticipated that Trump will speak on his behalf.
Days after final arguments were made in the non-jury civil trial resulting from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against him, his family, and his businesses, he made an appearance in court. The day before he had won the Iowa caucuses.
James claimed that Trump had lied to banks and falsified his financial statements in a lawsuit he filed against the president, his family, and his business empire. Donald has denied any wrongdoing.
The former president has stated on numerous occasions that his assets were genuinely discounted, and his financial statements included caveats requesting that the banks review the figures.
We anticipate a decision in the upcoming weeks.