Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonDems expand 2018 message to ‘draining the swamp’ This is how Republicans should shape message to win elections Dems to target GOP corruption in midterms: report MORE says he's evaluating his presidential campaign's prospects daily.

“I reassess the future of my campaign every day,” he told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” 

Carson downplayed his poor showing in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, where he finished eight out of nine Republican candidates.

“I had no expectations of doing well in New Hampshire,” said Carson. “A lot of people who spent millions of dollars there and many, many weeks there didn’t do that well either. I was able to foresee that and you have to pick your battles.”

Carson said his campaign was more shocked by his fourth-place showing in Iowa’s caucuses, where he expected to finish higher.

“Our internal and external polling showed us doing significantly better than we did,” he said. "But you know, it is water under the bridge.

“It’s not that many delegates. It’s a long race. It’s a nine-inning game; we don’t call it after the second inning. We’re going to do just fine.”

Carson said he expected to do better in the next GOP primary, in South Carolina on Feb. 20.

“I understand the people here, and I think they understand me,” he said from Greenville, S.C. "I believe we’re going to do extraordinarily well here.

“There are several very important points, but one of the things that I think people are extraordinarily concerned about is the lack of honesty and integrity in our government,” he continued.

"Nobody trusts the government anymore. And they don’t tell people what the truth is, and people don’t understand that our financial foundation is crumbling."