Trump ready to give Haley a ‘slap’ in South Carolina primary, poll shows

Donald Trump dominates South Carolina, leading White House hopeful Nikki Haley in his home state’s primary by a substantial margin, according to an internal poll conducted by the super PAC backing the former president.

“President Trump is ready to beat up Nikki Haley in South Carolina,” reads the memo delivered Friday to some of the 77-year-old former president’s donors and supporters by the polling firm Fabrizio, Lee and Associates, and obtained by Axios.

The memo includes a poll showing Trump beat Haley by 39 points in the Palmetto State, where she was born, raised and served as governor for six years.

When asked to choose between Trump, Haley and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, 64% of South Carolina Republican voters favored Trump; 25% was for Haley; and only 8% backed DeSantis, according to the poll.

“The worst thing for Haley,” the pollster notes, is that her supporters appear to be much less engaged than Trump supporters.

Haley speaks during a campaign event held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester on January 19, 2024 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Haley speaks during a campaign event held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester on January 19, 2024 in Manchester, New Hampshire. AP

Trump dances offstage at the end of a campaign rally at the Grappone Convention Center on January 19, 2024 in Concord, New Hampshire.Trump dances offstage at the end of a campaign rally at the Grappone Convention Center on January 19, 2024, in Concord, New Hampshire. fake images

The majority of Trump supporters, 58%, responded that they would “definitely” vote for the former president in the South Carolina primary, while only 18% of Haley supporters said the same.

Even with DeSantis out of the picture, Trump still leads Haley, according to the poll, beating the former governor 68% to 28% in a head-to-head race.

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Trump further solidified his standing among South Carolinians and dealt a blow to Haley on Friday after receiving the endorsement of Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), his former rival in the 2024 campaign.

Trump has already received the endorsement of half of South Carolina’s Republican congressional delegation (Reps. Russell Fry, William Timmons and Joe Wilson), as well as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and the Republican governor of South Carolina. South, Henry McMaster.

The South Carolina Republican primary will take place on February 24.

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