Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina drop out of GOP Presidential race
The GOP Presidential just lost two more candidates as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina are “suspending” their campaigns a day after the New Hampshire primaries.
After falling out of contention in Iowa, Christie doubled down in New Hampshire, but couldn’t crack the top five at 7.5%, but isn’t polling well in South Carolina. Reuters dropped the news:
BREAKING NEWS: Chris Christie plans to drop out of presidential race: TV networks
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 10, 2016
Fiorina had an even more disappointing New Hampshire result, getting only 4.2% and also not showing a big surge in South Carolina.
“While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
Fiorina is the former CEO of Hewlett Packard, and was the first woman to chair a Fortune top 20 company. She made a name for herself among the GOP contenders, hammering Hillary Clinton over and over again and likely putting herself at the top of a list of VP candidates.
While there hasn’t been a recent South Carolina poll, the recent data from Real Clear Politics has Trump at 36%, way ahead of Cruz at 19.7%, Rubio 12,7%, Bush at 10%, Carson 8.7% and Christie at 2.3%. Note: as of now, none of those polls taken in South Carolina were conducted after the Iowa caucus, even if they were published later.