Haley's Polling Up, Not Down Following Civil War 'Gaffe'

More than a week after her Dec. 27 "gaffe" for failing to acknowledge that slavery was the primary cause of the U.S. Civil War, Republican presidential primary candidate Nikki Haley's polling inched up, not down, according to the most recent average of national polls aggregated by FiveThirtyEight.

While that's a slim -- not exactly statistically significant -- bump, it demonstrates that Haley hasn't taken a hit among likely Republican primary voters.

"Red, White & Blog" will continue to track and update Haley's standing, but the bottom line is her alleged slavery gaffe hasn't exactly hurt her.

In other words, when it comes to the topic of slavery, today's GOP isn't your great-great grandfather's Republican Party.



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