Trump cruises in New Hampshire primary election, Haley vows to fight on | 23 Jan 2024 | Donald Trump cruised to victory in New Hampshire's Republican presidential contest on Tuesday, Edison Research projected, marching closer to a November rematch with Democratic President [sic] Joe Biden even as his only remaining rival, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, vowed to soldier on despite her loss. Haley had hoped the Northeastern state's sizable cadre of independent voters would carry her to an upset win that might loosen Trump's iron grip on the Republican Party. Instead, Trump will become the first Republican to sweep competitive votes in both Iowa - where he won by a record-setting margin eight days ago - and New Hampshire since 1976, when the two states cemented their status as the first nominating contests. With 41% of the expected vote tallied, according to Edison, Trump held a comfortable 54.7% to 43.7% lead.