THE FIGHT FOR THE GOP NOMINATION WILL BE DECIDED AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
By Rebecca Canales
Founder and CEO
Whittier 360 News Network
In a stunning development, Whittier 360 News Network is officially predicting that Nikki Haley, former ambassador to the United Nations and seasoned politician, will pose a formidable challenge to former President Donald Trump in the upcoming California GOP primary and on Super Tuesday in the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
Our predictions are based on recent polling data, most notably the Suffolk University/Boston Globe/USA TODAY poll, which reveals Trump as the commanding frontrunner in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, with 58% of likely GOP voters in New Hampshire indicating their support for him. However, Haley, who has already announced her candidacy, has surged into second place with 19% support, outpacing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with 10% support. Moreover, the poll underscores Trump's loyal base of supporters, with a staggering 76% committed to sticking with him no matter what, whereas only 11% of Haley's supporters share the same level of unwavering commitment.
Trump and Haley present distinct governing styles and records, making this a race worth watching closely. Trump, a political outsider known for his unconventional approach, achieved significant conservative victories during his presidency, including corporate tax cuts, environmental regulation rollbacks, banning immigrants from America, and reshaping the federal judiciary. However, he also faced significant challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, impeachment trials, and multiple indictments. Among these the worst impediment to Trump in 2020 was the COVID 19 pandemic and Democrat's using it as cover to illegally change election laws throughout the US with legislative or electoral consent. This was often done in coordination with foreign nationals and foreign governments. Mexico recently said they had helped the Democrats win the 2020 election by buying political ads attacking Trump that were aired by liberal media outlets throughout the US. Ukraine's president Zelensky said his country had done the same. In light of these admissions the GOP blocked funding for Ukraine in the most recent appropriations bill.
Haley, on the other hand, is recognized for her moderate and pragmatic approach to governance, having served as the governor of South Carolina and ambassador to the United Nations. She focuses on economic development, education reform, and fiscal responsibility. Her leadership during crises, like the Charleston church shooting and the removal of the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds, has earned her praise from both sides of the aisle.
Super Tuesday, scheduled for March 5, 2024, will play a pivotal role in this high-stakes race. It encompasses 14 states, including critical battlegrounds such as California, Texas, and North Carolina. Trump is poised to perform well in southern states where his base is strong, while Haley may find success in coastal states where she is likely to win California and among more moderate and diverse voters. She is predicted to get all the anti Trump and moderate Republican votes as well as votes from independents in states where the GOP allows non Republicans to participate in the GOP primary (California is not one of those. Sorry. )
Notably, South Carolina, where Haley has personal popularity and support from the business community, could be a crucial battleground. Vermont, a progressive stronghold, will also be closely watched, given its significance in the Democratic primaries.
In summary, our prediction points to a highly competitive Super Tuesday showdown between Trump and Haley, with Trump likely winning more states and delegates, though not enough to secure the nomination outright. Haley will remain a strong contender, promising a tight and contentious race leading up to the Republican National Convention in July 2024. This means the GOP nomination will not be decided until the final night of Republican National Convention in July 2024.