Cruz: Rubio, Carson should drop out if they don't win a state
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Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP senators introduce Trump's plan to claw back billion in spending Pro-Trump super PAC raises .5 million in 6 weeks Trump has exposed Democratic hypocrisy on prison reform MORE on Tuesday suggested that GOP rivals Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE Hillicon Valley: Experts worry North Korea will retaliate with hacks over summit | FBI works to disrupt Russian botnet | Trump officials look to quell anger over ZTE | Obama makes case for tighter regs on tech Putting pressure on Trump, House passes bill barring government from doing business with ZTE MORE and Ben Carson should drop out of the presidential race if they don’t win a state on Super Tuesday. 

The Texas senator, who's positioning himself to be the alternative to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump and Kim fight PR war as summit talks collapse Trump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE Judge rejects Manafort's attempt to throw out some charges MORE, called on his opponents to unite behind one candidate to take on the GOP front-runner. Both the Florida senator and retired neurosurgeon have yet to win a state.

“If tomorrow morning, a candidate is sitting there and he’s won zero states and doesn’t have a credible shot at getting the delegates, then I do think it’s worth a candidate thinking about coming together and uniting behind,” Cruz said in a Tuesday interview on "The Mike Gallagher Show." 

"I do think what today will do is help narrow the field. We need to get to a one-on-one battle with Donald Trump," Cruz continued.

The Texas senator said he expects to fare well in his home state, where some recent polls show him leading Trump by double digits. Cruz pointed to polls showing Rubio losing to the GOP front-runner in his home state of Florida.

“There is no doubt, if you can’t win your home state, it is a big, big, big problem,” Cruz said. "The polling shows Marco losing his home state of Florida by 20 points; he’s getting clobbered at home." 

"He is a very talented individual, but Marco doesn’t have any viable path to beat Donald Trump," Cruz added. "In the first four states, he’s gone 0 for 4. In all likelihood, he will lose every single Super Tuesday state."

The interview comes as 11 states hold primary contests. Trump is poised to sweep many of those Super Tuesday states and extend his massive delegate lead.