Nikki Haley has sharpened her rhetoric against former President Donald Trump, although she has left the most direct attacks to her high-profile surrogate, Gov. Chris Sununu (R-NH), in the final days ahead of New Hampshire’s primaries.
Even as Trump maintains a large lead in the polls, the former U.N. ambassador has routinely played it safe, a strategy that has kept her in the running in the primary so far.
On the campaign trail, she rarely deviates from her stump speech, has eliminated the question and answer sessions with voters from some of her campaign events, and rarely takes questions or gaggles with reporters. She’s also been treading lightly to win over voters who are anti-Trump while also avoiding alienating those who supported the former president but are considering an alternative.