“We’re not getting any pressure from our millions of supporters,” he said on CNN’s “The Lead” when he was asked if he felt the end is nearing after an eighth place finish.
Carson: I’m getting a lot of pressure to stay in the race
“I’m getting a lot of pressure to stay in the race,” the retired neurosurgeon added. “I respect that and I’m not just going to walk away from the millions of people supporting me.”
Carson expressed regret that rivals Carly Fiorina and Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) pulling out of the presidential bid early yesterday.
“I’m sorry to see them go, but certainly understand that there are other pressures that might interject themselves into their decision making,” he told host Jake Tapper.
Carson showed sum amount of confidence saying he is still capable of victory during the next Republican primary on Feb. 20.
“I think I can win South Carolina,” Carson said from Mount Pleasant “You’ll see. I have put a lot of time, effort and resources here and I think we’ll do extraordinarily well. As more people see and hear me, I think those numbers will turn around.”
Though Carson earned the second-least votes in New Hampshire’s contest Tuesday night, claiming only 2.3 percent share of the polls beating only former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, who took no share at all in the poll with 0 percent but rarely campaigns for his long-shot bid.
The retired neurosurgeon presently ranks fifth in South Carolina, but has over 27-point deficit before catching up with GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump there.