The last CNN, Quinnipiac, Fox News, PPP and ABC News Poll had Gov. George Pataki at (you guessed it) zero percent nationally. Every single one of them.
NBC News reported:
Former New York Gov. George Pataki is telling supporters that he plans to drop his bid for the Republican nomination.
Ben Gamache, a New Hampshire realtor who was on Pataki’s steering committee in the state, said that he received a call Tuesday from the former governor, who told him he planned to end his campaign but did not say when he intended to make the news public.
“He thanked me for my friendship, my support, he said we’re gonna work together as a Republican Party and we’re gonna get the best man in office and he doesn’t want to stand in the way of that,” Gamache said.
Another member of Pataki’s steering committee, Bruce Breton, also told NBC News that he spoke with Pataki by phone about his decision to end his presidential bid.
Breton tweeted Tuesday: “I think I’m a free agent now.”
Pataki’s campaign also announced that NBC News affiliates in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina will air a “special message” from the governor at 9pm ET Tuesday night.
The news of Pataki’s likely withdrawal from the race was first reported by the Boston Globe