A report this afternoon in The New York Times anticipates an announcement by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that he will drop out of the presidential race.
Read the report here.
Once thought to be a threat to Gov. Chris Christie in a Republican Primary because of his hard line stance on public pension benefits reform – a cornerstone of Christie’s own executive narrative – Walker plummeted in a post-presidential debate CNN poll this weekend.
According to the poll, Donald Trump has 24%, followed by Carly Fiorina with 15%. Ben Carson fell to third behind Fiorina. He has 14%.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is now in fourth place with 11% support, up from 3% in a previous poll. In fifth place is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, at 9%, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 6% each, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 4%, Christie at 3%, Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 2% and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 1%.
Then came Walker with less than one half of one percent.