A CNN poll that surveyed Iowa caucus-goers prior to voting found that seven in 10 supporters of former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley would not support former President Donald Trump in November if he is able to secure the Republican nomination.
The poll found that roughly 30 percent of Republican respondents would not vote for Nikki Haley were she to secure the nomination, while 28 percent said they could not be brought to support Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
20 percent of respondents said they could not support Trump in November. When examining that number further, Fox News found that seven in 10 pro–Haley respondents indicated that they would not vote for Donald Trump in a hypothetical rematch with Joe Biden in November.
Haley has stated that she will support Trump in November if he is able to secure the nomination, which is a strong possibility if polling holds up. The former Trump appointee has clashed with her former boss at numerous on the campaign trail, however.
Haley has stated that “chaos” tends to surround Trump and has painted herself as a more sensible option. “I think this election is important for Republicans and Democrats. In a recent interview with CBS, Haley stated that Trump was “the right president at the right time,” adding that she agrees with a-lot of his policies.
“But looking at the situation now, our country is in disarray. The world is on fire and chaos follows him and we can’t have a country in chaos for four more years,” she continued. “So we won’t survive it.”
Trump has fired back by accusing Haley of disloyalty while dismissing her campaign as insignificant.
Despite the war of words, Haley’s name has been floated as a potential running mate on a Trump ticket, much to the dismay of several key figures in the Trump base.