The race for the white house has begun, as the 2024 United States elections come close, presidential candidates Ron DeSantis and former United Nations envoy Nikki Haley came in a face-off on Wednesday in the fifth Republican party debate in Iowa state.
The CNN-hosted debate, showed Haley and Destantis tearing each other apart by accusing one another of lies, they insulted each other records and characters, while Donald Trump decided to skip and participate in an interview by Fox News on the same day, at the same time.
Critics believe this to be a calculated move to draw viewers away from his rival’s events by using a ‘counter-programming’ strategy.
The Iowa Caucasus is scheduled to begin on the 15th of January, it will be the inaugural contest in the US election season. The presidential election is scheduled to be on 5th November.
President Joe Biden, former president Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and former United Nations envoy Nikki Haley are all potential candidates along with several others.
The results from the Iowa Caucasus will be setting the mood for this election season. It will allow US nationals to gauge party and candidate performances.
According to a polling average compiled by the website FiveThirtyEight, Trump had 50% support among Republican primary voters in Iowa, while his next closest rivals DeSantis at 18.4% and Haley at 15.7%.