Haley insists her campaign for the Republican nomination will continue just days away from the South Carolina primaries

The candidate stated that she will continue campaigning "until the last person votes." "I'm not going anywhere," she insisted.

Nikki Haley assured that she will continue in the presidential race, regardless of the results from the primaries in her home state, South Carolina, scheduled for this Saturday.

Despite polls suggesting a significant disadvantage against former President Donald Trump, Haley reiterated her determination to participate in the Super Tuesday primary on March 5.

In her speech on Tuesday, Nikki Haley addressed the challenges facing the United States and criticized those who, instead of focusing on improving the country, are more concerned about her possible withdrawal from the presidential race.

“Perhaps a few of you in the media, came here today to see if I’m dropping out of the race (...) I’m not going anywhere”, stated Haley, addressing those speculating about her possible withdrawal, “I’m campaigning every day until the last person votes because I believe in a better America,” she added.

The former ambassador to the United Nations listed the alleged pressures she faces from the political elite, party leaders and media commentators who have urged her withdrawal. Likewise, she also lamented the Republicans who, according to her, have supported former President Trump for fear of being left out of the political circle.

“The pressure on them was way too much. They didn’t want to be left out of the club. Of course, many of the same politicians who now publicly embrace Trump privately dread him. They know what a disaster he’s been and will continue to be for our party. They’re just too afraid to say it out loud,” she said, ensuring that she is not “afraid to say the hard truth out loud.”

Although the prospect of a Biden-Trump rematch appears imminent, Haley concluded her speech by criticizing Trump’s alleged perception of wanting an election without competition and highlighting that Americans deserve a real election and that she will remain in the presidential race as long as possible.

Trump’s advantage

A recent CBS poll reveals that Republicans in South Carolina prefer Trump (65%) over Haley (30%) as their presidential candidate.

The survey also asked about the perception of the Trump Administration at the national level and Haley at the state level, and although 60% view Haley’s tenure as state governor favorably, Trump achieved a higher percentage, with 82% of those surveyed giving a positive opinion of his mandate.

Regarding the probability of defeating Joe Biden in an eventual general election, 55% said that Trump would “definitely” defeat the Democratic president, compared to 33% who expressed the same confidence in the former ambassador to the United Nations.