Nikki Haley 40 Percent Reminds Us Of Eugene McCarthy 42 Percent In 1968!

Although Donald Trump won nearly 60 percent of the vote in the South Carolina Republican primary on Saturday over the 40 percent won by Nikki Haley, the fact that Haley did as well as that number, when supposedly, Trump was leading in polls by 30 percent, is a sign of dissatisfaction among Republicans and Independents, who gave Haley 40 percent.

This brings back memories of the New Hampshire primary for the Democratic Party in 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson won just 50 percent, with Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy winning 42 percent!

This surprisingly close vote did not lead to McCarthy being the Democratic Presidential nominee, but it helped to lead to Johnson backing out of the race.

No one is saying that Trump will back out, but it is clear that his support is not as great as one would expect, and Haley staying in the race indicates problems for Trump in the Fall campaign against Joe Biden.

10 comments on “Nikki Haley 40 Percent Reminds Us Of Eugene McCarthy 42 Percent In 1968!

  1. Rational Lefty February 26, 2024 8:48 am

    The Kochs have stopped their funding of her campaign, shifting their focus to Senate and House races.

  2. Rustbelt Democrat February 26, 2024 8:54 am

    I expect her to kiss King Donald’s ring whenever she eventually drops out.

  3. Princess Leia February 26, 2024 8:56 am

    She’s already kissed his ring. She raised her hand at the Republican debate when asked about pardoning Trump.

  4. Rustbelt Democrat February 27, 2024 9:45 pm

    Michigan polls have closed. Nikki Haley is doing rather poorly.

  5. Southern Liberal February 28, 2024 8:38 am

    What were the final results in Michigan?

  6. Rustbelt Democrat February 28, 2024 8:50 am

    Trump has 68.1% and Nikki Haley has 26.5%.

    For the Democratic primary, Biden has 81%, the uncommitted protest vote has 13.2%, Marianne Williamson has 3%, and Dean Phillips has 2.7%

  7. Pragmatic Progressive February 28, 2024 9:06 am

    That’s not good for Biden. If these uncommitted voters are still uncommitted in November, Biden could lose.

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