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Pushed to second place, Trump asks Republican rivals to drop out

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Washington, November 4: Undeterred by new polls that saw neurosurgeon Ben Carson overtaking him, real estate mogul Dold Trump asked some of his low polling rivals for the Republican presidential nomition to drop out. “There are too many people ... If a person’s been campaigning for four or five months and they’re at zero or one or two percent, they should get out,” Trump said at a press conference on Tuesday. Trump declined to call out by me the candidates whom he believes should end their bids, but going by recent polls Louisia’s Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal would be one of them even as he edged out establishment favourite Jeb Bush in a new poll of Iowa, the first nomiting state. Jindal, who has been relegated to the undercard debate in the Republican race, scored 6 percent support in the survey from Public Policy Polling (PPP), one percentage point ahead of Bush, though within the poll’s 3.9 percent margin of error. Still, the uptick for Jindal is broadly indicative of just how far Bush has fallen as evidenced by his poor showing in last week’s Republican debate, alysts suggested. The poll found that Bush has the highest unfavourable rating of any Republican candidate in Iowa, with 30 percent viewing him positively and 43 percent viewing him negatively. (IANS)

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