What Trump and Haley Risk in South Carolina’s Primary

What Trump and Haley Risk in South Carolina's Primary

Former President Donald Trump and Former South Carolina Governor face off in the upcoming South Carolina primary election.

Let’s read what is at stake for these presidential hopefuls in the South Carolina primary.

What Trump And Haley Risk In South Carolina’s Primary

The Republican presidential candidates are putting in their great efforts to win the upcoming GOP primary election in South Carolina to lead the Republican nomination for U.S. President in 2024.

While the GOP front-runner and former President Donald Trump want a clear win in the state, his rival, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, is striving to defeat him in the State primary and reach the multistate Super Tuesday contest in March.

The South Carolina primary election is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 2024.

What do Trump and Haley risk in South Carolina’s upcoming primary as major candidates?

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump
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According to the latest poll, Donald Trump leads in South Carolina by nearly 35 points. The polling results appear to favor Trump over Haley.

His campaign has indicated that Trump is moving towards the general elections and can be a major threat to Biden in the election.

Trump wants the state to be the last resort for Haley, who is struggling to gain support in her own state.

However, the former President’s campaign should be concerned about the significant division that Haley’s candidacy has created among Republicans over Trump’s candidacy.

A large number of college-educated, suburban voters do not seem to support Trump’s policies and may either support Joe Biden or a third-party candidate in the 2024 race.

Despite leading for the GOP nomination, Trump needs to prove his candidacy to these groups of voters to win the election against Biden finally.

Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley
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The upcoming South Carolina race is of utmost importance for the former Governor as it could be the last platform for her campaign.

Despite being elected twice as the state governor, Nikki Haley strives to gain enough support to compete with Trump in her home state.

A defeat in the South Carolina primary would end her candidacy. Additionally, she should consider that the defeat will affect her chances to run again as a strong candidate in four years.

Haley may focus on Republican voters who appear to oppose the former President.

She could raise her concerns related to Trump’s national security approach, as recently Trump got criticized for allowing Russia to do whatever it wants to NATO countries that do not meet the defense spending obligations.

If Haley wins in South Carolina, she will appear in the 16 races of Super Tuesday. Her campaign has indicated many favorable contests on Super Tuesday, including Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia.

However, it remains to be seen whether she could reach the Super Tuesday contest scheduled on March 5.

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