Nikki Haley – Republican Presidential Candidate – Bias Profile

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Nikki Haley - Neo - Conservative - Republican Politician - Mixed Factual Rating

Nikki Haley is a former Governor of South Carolina and is running for President of the United States in 2024. She is a member of the Neoconservative wing of the Republican Party. We assign Nikki Haley a Right Biased and Mixed factual rating due to numerous failed fact checks.

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Nikki Haley

State: South Carolina 
Title: Former Governor (2011 – 2017) – Presidential Candidate
Political Party: Republican
Political Alignment: Neoconservative
Factual Rating: Mixed


  • Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (2005-2011)
  • Governor of South Carolina (2011-2017)
  • United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2018)

Stance on Key Policies:

  • Abortion Rights: Unfavorable Nikki Haley is pro-life and has supported restrictions on abortion. She signed a bill to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Haley explained that her opposition is rooted in her past difficulty conceiving children and the fact that her husband is adopted.
  • Economy: Free Market CapitalismShe has advocated for lower taxes and reduced regulations to promote business growth and economic development. Haley cut taxes as governor. She aimed to eliminate the corporate income tax.
  • Climate Change: MixedHaley wants to tackle climate change without impeding economic growth. She supports carbon capture technology, which has been criticized by environmentalists for its perceived drawbacks of extending the lifespan of coal and natural gas power plants.
  • Education: Choice-Charter-Private SchoolsHaley supports school choice initiatives, including charter schools and vouchers.
  • Foreign Policy: Strong Defense – Haley has advocated for a strong national defense and has taken a tough stance against countries like Russia and Iran. She has been a strong supporter of Israel.
  • LGBTQ Rights: MixedHaley has taken varying stances on LGBTQ rights. While she expressed support for traditional marriage, she also opposed a bill that would have restricted transgender individuals’ access to public restrooms. However, she falsely claimed that transgender girls playing sports contribute to teenage suicide ideation, a claim that has been debunked. She also misgendered and disparaged a transgender social media influencer and stated that President Joe Biden’s support of transgender rights will destroy women’s sports.
  • Gun Ownership: Limited Gun Control MeasuresHaley strongly supports Second Amendment rights and has signed bills expanding gun rights in South Carolina.
  • Immigration: MixedIn 2016, Haley criticized the “angriest voices” coming from the GOP presidential field on immigration. She called to fix “our broken immigration system” but said she opposed open borders.
  • Health Care: Market-Based Health CareHaley opposed efforts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. She also defended the Paul Ryan budget plan 2011 that would have transformed Medicare into a voucher/premium support system.
  • Overall: NeoconservativeNikki Haley’s positions align with Neoconservative principles, advocating for limited government, free-market policies, and a strong national defense.

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Recent Failed Fact Checks

(M. Huitsing 07/24/2023)

Last Updated on July 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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