Gov. Scott Walker is dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, the New York Times is reporting citing three Republicans familiar with his decision who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Walker has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination in the middle of declining poll numbers and lackluster reviews for his debate performances. At the most recent Republican debate, Walker had the least amount of screen time among the 11 candidates and failed to create any type of buzz.
Walker will hold a news conference today at the Edgewater at 5 p.m.
Walker started the year at the top of the polls but has seen his position gradually deteriorate due to repeated missteps and the rise of Donald Trump’s populist campaign. The recent CNN/ORC poll released Sunday showed Walker polling at 0 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.