"The Hill" columnist A.B. Stoddard told viewers Tuesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" there is no reason for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush to drop out of the race just because of his low poll numbers.
"He is doing terribly in the polling," Stoddard said, "It doesn't matter what poll you are look at, Jeb is always hoping he is in the top five and that would be a good poll for Jeb."
"But he's playing a long game and I think actually it's smart. There is no point in getting out now."
Bush, a former Florida governor, ranks fifth in the latest Fox News GOP national poll with 8 percent support, while businessman Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson are running virtually tied at 24 percent and 23 percent respectively.
Stoddard said that if Trump bows out of the 2016 race and Carson's standing changes, "there will be a reordering of the race and Jeb will be a player in that."
"There would be a new top four and top five," she said.
"Voters in Iowa and New Hampshire won't be making up their minds until January… so if he quits now just because he has bad polls and that actually ends up happening, he loses."