Donald Trump is leading Governor John Kasich in two new polls in Ohio.
Trump maintains a 6 point lead in the latest Quinnipiac and CNN polls in the Buckeye State.
So much for home-state advantage. Two new polls released on Wednesday show Ohio Gov. John Kasich trailing New York billionaire Donald Trump in the Buckeye State.
A Quinnipiac University Poll has Trump ahead of Kasich by 6 percentage points, and a CNN poll gives the same edge to the New York real estate tycoon.
The polls come the morning after Kasich finished third in Michigan’s Republican primary – a state in which he had spent so much time campaigning he joked he “might have to start paying taxes” there. In Tuesday’s other presidential primaries, he finished third in Mississippi and last in Idaho and Hawaii.
Kasich has banked the future of his presidential bid on winning Ohio’s 66 delegates. The state holds its winner-take-all primary on March 15 along with four other key states.
The Ohio governor plans to barnstorm the state in the coming days, an effort that will determine whether he can overcome Trump’s lead. And there is room for him to gain ground. The Quinnipiac poll showed 5 percent of Ohio voters are still undecided, and 27 percent said they could change their mind.
Trump was also leading Kasich in the Quinnipiac poll in late February.