From the granular details plastered on televisions to the occasional haggard breath heard during a debate night, the 2021 Republican Presidential Primary is in full swing. As candidates vie to set themselves apart from the others in the pack, a regular shockwave of new polls and ratings have been released. One of the more recent polls assesses the performance of Nikon Haley, former South Carolina governor, during the second Republican Debate Night. The Godzillanews team performed a survey among Republican voters to find out whether viewers felt Haley had performed the strongest in the debate.
The survey revealed that between specific topics including immigration, healthcare, and taxes, Haley led the pack with a polling number of close to 40%. She was closely followed by former Vice President Mike Pence at 32%. Other republican candidates including Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Bill Bryant garnered further ratings of 10%, 8%, and 9% respectively.
In a statement released by Haley’s campaign, she thanked her supporters and expressed appreciation for the high rating she had received in the debate.
“I am so honored and humbled to have received such high ratings from the Republican electorate after the debate. It is a true testament to our values as Republicans and to the message I’m trying to send out.”
In response to the survey results, many noteworthy political commentators and pundits have lauded Haley’s performance during the debate. CNN’s John King praised her substantive answers on the issues which set her apart from other contenders. He argued that her performance was “clearly more advanced and closer to a cohesive message of what the Republican agenda should be in the upcoming election”.
Given the high survey ratings, it looks like Nikki Haley’s performance in the second presidential debate was a major success and has earned her a standing ovation from Republican supporters. It is yet to be seen if her performance will carry its momentum to the polls. Either way, this poll indicates that she is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the 2021 Republican Primary.