Public Policy Polling:
There's been a decent amount of buzz lately about (Ohio Governor)John Kasich potentially being a candidate for President in 2016 but our newest poll finds that most Ohio voters- including Republicans- aren't on board.
Kasich manages only a tie for fifth in a hypothetical 2016 primary field in his home state, registering at 8%. Rand Paul and Chris Christie lead the pack with 17% each followed by Jeb Bush at 10%, Marco Rubio at 9%, Kasich and Paul Ryan at 8%, Ted Cruz at 6%, and Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum at 4%.
It gets worse for Kasich when it comes to the general electorate- he trails Hillary Clinton by 18 points in a hypothetical match up, 53/35. Clinton looks very strong in Ohio- leading Chris Christie 45/36, Jeb Bush 50/36, Rand Paul 51/36, and Paul Ryan 52/36 as well- but Kasich does the weakest on the home front. One thing that is not helping his cause is the controversial abortion restrictions he signed into law this summer- only 34% of voters support them to 40% opposed.
Gee no wonder the Republicans lost their minds at the very idea of a pro-Hillary mini-series or biopic airing on NBC or CNN.
Of course it makes no actual difference. The people who are going to vote for Hillary, are going to vote for Hillary, and ones that are not, never will. I personally doubt there are too many people that fall into the undecided category.