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Scott Walker is reportedly dropping out of the presidential race

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is planning to drop out of the 2016 presidential race, three anonymous Republican sources familiar with his decision told The New York Times on Monday.

Walker initially polled well, but his popularity has declined in recent weeks. In a CNN/ORC poll released Sunday, Walker received less than one-half of one percent of the vote. After what many called a lackluster performance at Wednesday's CNN debate, some of his donors reportedly started contributing to other campaigns as well.

Walker would be the second Republican candidate to drop out of the crowded field, following former Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas). He is set to hold a news conference at 6 p.m. ET.