Haley and Palin draw support from the same types of voters, said College of Charleston political scientist Jeri Cabot, so the question is whether Palin’s endorsement expands Haley’s support. Haley has trailed the other GOP candidates in fundraising. Public polls, done within the last two months, have shown her in fourth place.
“She is notorious and notable and definitely attracts a crowd,” Cabot said of Palin. “So that can never really be a bad thing at this stage in a campaign.”