Huckabee makes campaign stop at Winthrop

Mike Huckabee made a campaign stop Thursday at Winthrop University. 

Former Arkansas Governor Huckabee is among 16 republican presidential candidates. He plans on getting his poll numbers up by appealing to his original supporters who backed him up during his first presidential bid.

"I thought what I should do at the end of the address today is to simply drop the mic and say to the others they shouldn't even bother coming," Huckabee said.

The presidential hopeful focused on one topic, the future of the supreme court.

Political experts say this is a strategy to win over people concerned about who could nominate future justices. Saying the next president could fill as many as four seats.

Huckabee says he would hold the justices accountable.

"The problem is we have treated them like they have more power than they have. This is the problem. If we actually adhere to the text of the constitution, we wouldn't have a problem," Huckabee said.

Political Science Professor John Hoffman says Huckabee has to get his poll numbers up if he wants to survive in the race. He's currently tied for fifth.

"He's still gonna have some trouble pulling through that polling threshold. Huckabee is very popular among evangelicals, but this time, Ted Cruz is getting a lot of those folks," Hoffman said.

Huckabee also commented on Donald Trump finally signing the party pledge, promising to not run as a third party if he does not get the nomination.

"I'm delighted to hear that. I think that was a good and right appropriate decision to make," Huckabee said. 

While his poll numbers may not be at a favorable percentage political experts believe there's still a good fight left.

Political science professors at Winthrop tell Fox 46 that being able to appeal to conservative voters in South Carolina could be a strong indicator for sweeping the entire south.