9/20/2015 – Two days ago Scott Walker had dropped to 3% in an average of recent national polls and had canceled events in multiple states in the hopes of reshuffling the deck. Now the news for Walker has quickly gotten even worse. The new nationwide CNN republican primary poll has him at zero percent. And no, that’s not a typo. This is not an instance of a candidate being so low he’s within the margin of error of zero. He’s actually at zero – in what may be beginning of the end of his campaign.
Walker’s collapse has been in the works for a bit now. The preference among likely republican primary voters has been leaning toward the anti-establishment candidates from the start, and that trend has become more pronounced after each debate. Walker, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and the other traditional republicans have all been mired in single digits. But Scott Walker has suffered from this trend more than most. He didn’t help his case by continuing to compare teachers to ISIS during the debates, and now appears to have been lost in the shuffle of the twenty candidates entirely. But will he now drop out?
In a republican primary with this many candidates, particularly with a frontrunner in Donald Trump whom many don’t expect to last, and a constant shuffle for the second and third spots, it’s possible Scott Walker may stick around to see what happens once the dust settles. But are you really running for President when literally 0% of the people support you?