Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is surging in New Hampshire polls of GOP voters, just weeks after her endorsement by the powerful Koch Network.

In a new poll by American Research Group, Haley now trails Trump by just 4% – 29% to 33%.

The surge comes after the endorsement by the Koch Network which has provided her significant financial help in the Republican presidential primary race and head-to-head battle against Gov. Ron DeSantis (R- Florida) for second place in Iowa.

The network, which runs Americans for Prosperity Action, announced its endorsement after releasing a memo last month.


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Haley “offers America the opportunity to turn the page on the current political era, to win the Republican primary,” it wrote in a memo to supporters. “We made it clear that we would back a candidate who could turn the page on today’s toxic culture and lead our country forward.”

DeSantis’ campaign has recently scrambled to stabilize itself after Andrew Romeo, CEO of its super PAC, resigned. Romeo commented on Haley’s endorsement before it was announced to the public.

“Every dollar spent on Nikki Haley’s candidacy should be reported as an in-kind to the Trump campaign,” said Romeo in a post on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter. “No one has a stronger record of beating the establishment than Ron DeSantis, and this time will be no different.”

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