Is Dick set to withdraw?

Fresh from describing our beautiful harbour variously as like a "pearl necklace" or as "pearl harbour" Dick Hubbard must surely be contemplate the electoral equivalent of coitus interruptus also known as withdrawal or the pull out method.

Sources have revealed to Whale Oil Beef Hooked that Dick's own polling has him up to 40 points behind contender John Banks in key wards across the city.?

With numbers like Dick must certainly be looking at withdrawal rather losing in ignominy.?