Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley is closing in on Donald Trump in New Hampshire, according to the latest polls. Haley recently received the endorsement of Granite State Governor Chris Sununu and has since seen her fortunes rise. A Saint Anselm College survey in December placed the former President at 44%, but Nikki Haley at 30% – double her polling figures from just one month earlier.
The survey results placed Chris Christie at 12%, Ron DeSantis at 6%, and Vivek Ramaswamy in last place at 5%. New Hampshire Institute of Politics Executive Director Neil Levesque said, “Haley has broken away from the pack pursuing former President Donald Trump and become the clear alternative.” He added, however, that Trump remains comfortable in the state as voters are “undeterred” by his long list of legal problems.
The former South Carolina Governor is settling into second place at a time when the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump is disqualified from office. Colorado declared that the former President’s actions on January 6 disqualify him from the Oval Office, the first state to make such a ruling. For now, Trump will not appear on Colorado’s ballot, but the ruling will not take effect until the US Supreme Court has decided on the matter.
A day after the Colorado court delivered its ruling, California officials said they were also exploring options to remove him from the ballot in the Golden State.
Nikki Haley responded to the news, saying it was not up to the courts to decide if Trump should be President but to the American people. She later made a daring statement on Fox News saying she could beat the former President without any help from the courts. “I don’t need a judge to go take him off the ballot,” Haley said. She added that she doesn’t think Trump will be President again and the country will be a better place if she is in the White House instead.