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Poll: Trump Holding Slim Lead over Kasich in Ohio

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign may soon come to an end if Donald Trump can beat him in Ohio.

According to the latest poll, Trump holds a small lead over Kasich in his home state.

Trump took home 38 percent of the vote to Kasich’s 35 percent.

The Hill reports:

Only 69 percent of voters say they’re committed to their current choice, with the rest saying they could change their minds before the state’s Republican primary on March 15.
In a head-to-head match-up, Kasich leads Trump by double digits, 55 percent to 40 percent, according to the poll.

“Donald Trump has a slight advantage in Ohio,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, in a statement.

“But John Kasich’s strong advantage over him when you match them head to head may end up propelling him to victory if Cruz and Rubio voters decide to cast strategic votes for the only viable alternative if they want to #StopTrump.”

The poll surveyed 638 likely Republican primary voters from March 4-6. The margin of error is 3.9 percent.

Kasich said last month that he’ll drop out of the presidential race if he doesn’t win his home state of Ohio.

In a Quinnipiac University poll taken last month, Trump led Kasich by a slightly larger margin, 31 percent to 26 percent.

The Ohio PPP poll is only the latest Monday to show a tight race in many GOP states. Another poll found Kasich closing the gap on Trump in Michigan, which votes Tuesday. A third poll found Trump’s lead over Rubio narrow to single digits in Florida.

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