Trump says he’ll Drop Out of the Race if his Poll Numbers Start Going South


Donald Trump — who has held a consistent lead in the field of Republican presidential hopefuls in recent months — says he won’t stay in the race if he starts bombing in the polls. “I’m not a masochist,” he said.

“Right now, I’m leading every poll, in most cases big,” Trump said Thursday in an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood. “If that changed, if I was like some of these people at 1 percent or 2 percent, there’s no reason to move forward. … If I tank, sure, I go back to the business. Why wouldn’t I?”

But Trump has no plans to tank.

“Your answer to policy questions is, ‘I’m Trump, I’m good, I’m the best, I will get it done,’” Harwood said.

“Well, there’s a little truth to that,” Trump responded. “Actually, a lot of truth.”

“You’ve been very successful, but we don’t have Superman presidents,” Harwood said.

“But we will if you have Trump — you watch,” the businessman said.

Trump, who has been notorious for answering policy questions with boasts about his widespread support, also said he no longer talks about where President Barack Obama was born. He said it keeps people from talking about what really matters.

“People find the subject so interesting that we would spend a whole half-hour talking about that,” he said.