Ending months of speculation, former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley announced her campaign for president of the United States in 2024.

Though her candidacy has been expected, she enters the race with an uphill battle for the Republican nomination in Texas.

According to recent polling by CWS Research, only 4 percent of Republican primary voters in Texas would vote for Nikki Haley on a ballot of seven candidates if the election were held today.

Leading the field in a statistical tie are former President Donald Trump with 36 percent of the vote and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with 35 percent.

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.

Fourteen percent of those polled were undecided.

Haley’s support among Republican primary voters in Texas remains unchanged from a December poll that also showed the former governor at 4 percent.

The full poll can be viewed here.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens


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