Poll: Trump leads Kasich in Ohio By 5 Points


The race should be pretty much over when Ohio votes on March 15th, because on March 1st, (Super Tuesday) 10 states (595 delegates) on the Republican side are up for grabs. Donald Trump is leading in every single one of them except for Texas, where Ted Cruz is leading by 8 points


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Donald Trump leads in Republican presidential rival John Kasich's home state three weeks before the Ohio primary, according to a new poll.

Trump takes 31 percent support, followed by the Ohio governor, at 26 percent; Sen. Ted Cruz at 21 percent; and Sen. Marco Rubio at 13 percent, in the Quinnipiac University poll released early Tuesday.

Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson gets 5 percent in the poll of those who are likely to participate in the Republican primary in Ohio on March 15, while 5 percent remain undecided.   More than a third of voters, 38 percent, who named a candidate say they may change their mind before the primary. 

Republicans are hoping for the five-person GOP race to winnow over the next couple weeks to present an opportunity for a rival candidate to defeat Trump, who has remained dominant in polling in other states.

Nearly a third of likely Republican voters in Ohio, 32 percent, say they "would definitely not support" Trump, who leads Kasich among men by 9 points and leads among women by just 1 point.