Texas Voters Want Nothing to Do With Nikki Haley
When former South Carolina Governor and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley announced that she was running for the presidency on February 14, 2023 conservatives nationwide groaned. As a consummate hawk and a booster of Republican-style political correctness — as evidenced by her decision to lower the Confederate flag at state capitol —, Haley represents the old neoconservative older that Republican voters have largely grown tired of.
In Texas in particular, Haley is simply not popular. Per polling by CWS Research, only 4% of Republican primary voters would pull the lever for Haley if elections were currently held. The two at the top of the race are former President Donald Trump (36%) and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (35%).
Brandon Waltens of The Texas Scorecard noted that “Every other candidate only registered support in the low single digits, including former Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.” 14% of the individuals polled were undecided.
Haley’s level of support among GOP primary voters in Texas stays unchanged from a December poll that had the former governor hovering around at 4% of support.
The poll can be reviewed here.
Texas voters are correct to give Haley the cold shoulder. The neocon consensus of yore is something that should be completely ignored by voters. It consists of supporting never-ending wars, mass migration, and unhealthy obsession with propping up Big Business. If the GOP wants to remain politically relevant and protect the Historic American Nation, it must categorically reject the likes of Nikki Haley. Neoconservatism must be thoroughly purged out of the party.