A new poll finds former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley receiving support had climbed accordingly that of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, but both were far behind former President Donald Trump.
Both DeSantis and Haley have received 16% support in the Des Moines Register/NBC News/Mediacom Iowa poll, while Trump has a commanding lead with 43% support.
Support for DeSantis has fallen three percentage points since August, while support for Haley has risen 10 percentage points since August. Support for Trump had increased 1% since August.
Tim Scott received 7% of survey respondents, while entrepreneurs Vivek Ramaswamy and Christ Christie only received 4% each in the same survey.
“Haley just stands up. DeSantis holds second place, so to speak,” said pollster J. Ann Selzer. “But both stand on ground that can only be described as shaky compared to the solid ground on which Donald Trump stands.”
On Sunday, former Vice President Mike Pence dropped out of the presidential race after five months of campaigning.
“I say this is not my time, but it is still your time,” the 64-year-old said in a statement. “I urge you to hold fast to the important things of faith, family and the Constitution of the United States of America. I am proud that our campaign has stood firm in America’s role as leader of the free world.”
Trump card replied about the development during a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, later in the day.
“I don’t know anything about Mike Pence. He should support me. You know why? Because I had a great, successful presidency and he was the vice president,” the former president said.
“I chose him and made him vice president, but people in politics can be very disloyal, I have never experienced anything like that,” he added.
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