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Nikki Haley's Civil War uproar risks eroding a moderate coalition

Dec 28, 2023 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    50% Medium Conservative

  • Reliability

    50% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    50% Medium Conservative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

57% : As governor of South Carolina, she signed some of the harshest immigration and anti-abortion laws in the country at the time, as well as a stringent voter identification law that required photo ID at the ballot box.
48% : But she also blocked a bill to stop transgender youths from using bathrooms that corresponded to their gender identity and drew national acclaim for her push to lower the Confederate battle flag after a white supremacist opened fire and killed nine Black worshippers at a Charleston church, including a beloved state senator, in 2015.
38% : See this for what it is," she said, adding, "They want to run against Trump.
36% : "Democracy activists implored potential crossover voters to stay with Haley as the most plausible alternative to Trump.
30% : But Haley's political gaffe on Wednesday night, when the presidential hopeful and former governor of South Carolina stumbled through the causes of the Civil War with no mention of slavery, may make that appeal considerably harder just as she is edging closer to striking distance of Trump in New Hampshire.
25% : "The 2024 election is about Donald Trump, whose promised governing strategy is political violence and retribution," said Dmitri Mehlhorn, a prominent Democratic donor and finance executive with close ties to Hoffman.
24% : "The campaign of former Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, the field's most outspoken critic of Trump, promised to keep her Civil War answer front and center.
21% : Prominent Democratic donors, anxious about the increasingly authoritarian language of Donald Trump, have been calling on Democratic voters and independents to thwart the former president's comeback by voting for Nikki Haley in open Republican primary elections.
21% : Prominent Democratic donors, anxious about the increasingly authoritarian language of Donald Trump, have been calling on Democratic voters and independents to thwart the former president's comeback by voting for Nikki Haley in open Republican primary elections.
20% : "Not because she's a good candidate -- she's not -- but because Donald Trump is an existential threat to America and any vote to stop him is a service to the country.
15% : By Thursday afternoon, the campaigns of all of her rivals for the Republican nomination, including Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, had slammed her gaffe.

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