US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would get out of the race for the White House only in the event of falling behind the rivals in poll figures.
“If I fell behind badly, I would certainly get out. I’m in this for the long haul,” he said on Thursday.
“Well, I’m not a masochist,” Trump said. “Right now I’m leading every poll, and in most cases big. That’s good. If that changed, if I was like some of these people at 1 percent and 2 percent, there’s no reason to continue forward. If I fell behind badly, I would certainly get out.”
Trump, however, said he does not have to worry about that quite yet.
“I’m in this for the long haul,” he added. “That doesn’t mean someday I don’t wake up and I say, ‘Wow, I’m really tanking.’ Well, if I tank, sure, I go back to the business. Why wouldn’t I?”
“Right now, I’m leading every poll, in most cases, big,” he said. “I’m leading Iowa, I’m leading New Hampshire, I’m leading South Carolina, I’m leading everything.”
According to the RealClearPolitics, the average of recent national polls, Trump is at the top with 23 percent, ahead of rival Ben Carson’s 16 percent. The two GOP candidates are followed by Carly Fiorina (12 percent), Sen. Marco Rubio (10 percent) and Jeb Bush (9 percent).