In a significant development in the 2024 Republican presidential race, former President Donald Trump has emerged victorious in the New Hampshire primary.
The win solidifies his lead in the race for the GOP nomination and underscores his continued influence within the party.
Trump’s victory came at the expense of Nikki Haley, who was also vying for the Republican nomination. The defeat is a setback for Haley, but she has announced that she will remain in the race. Despite the loss, her campaign remains hopeful, even as Trump’s win signals a challenging path ahead.
The primary win in New Hampshire follows Trump’s earlier success in Iowa, marking a strong start to the primary season for the former president. These victories have further cemented his path toward securing the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election.
CNN's exit polls show that 70% of Nikki Haley voters are NOT registered Republicans. pic.twitter.com/TCq5TH2CAL
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 24, 2024
On the Democratic side, President Joe Biden secured a win as a write-in candidate. The Democratic National Committee had designated South Carolina as the first state in their party’s primary, leading to an unusual situation where Biden won the New Hampshire primary via a write-in campaign.
Exit polls from CBS News provided insight into how Trump managed to secure his win. However, detailed data from these exit polls have not been released yet.
The results from New Hampshire are a key indicator of voter sentiment and can often influence subsequent primaries. With Trump’s victory, it appears that his political influence remains strong among Republican voters.
The next stages of the primary season will be crucial for all candidates. For Trump, maintaining his momentum will be key to securing the nomination. For Haley, a strategy to recover from this early setback will be essential.