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Trump Closes the Gap on Kasich in Ohio

The latest polls for Ohio by NBC/WSJ/Marist and CBS News/YouGov have revealed that Donald Trump is rapidly closing the gap on John Kasich in his home state.

NBC/WSJ/Marist

  • John Kasich – 39%
  • Donald Trump – 33%
  • Ted Cruz – 19%
  • Marco Rubio – 6%

CBS News/YouGov

  • John Kasich – 33%
  • Donald Trump – 33%
  • Ted Cruz – 27%
  • Marco Rubio – 5%

There are a few things to take away from the two of these polls. Trump is fast approaching Kasich and will probably challenge him for the lead, which is a major problem for Kasich’s campaign. A loss in Ohio should spell the end of his campaign.

Secondly, Ted Cruz is climbing in the standings. While he hasn’t taken over the lead, he is approaching the other two candidates and may be able to build momentum by suggesting that he performed well in a state that he was expected to do poorly in.

As for Marco Rubio, he should throw in the towel immediately. In his home state of Florida, he is well behind in the polls and it seems unlikely that he will be able to win the state and he continues to get decimated in every single poll. He is not a legitimate candidate and he is distracting GOP voters and providing candidates like Trump or Cruz with an opportunity to become the nominee due to a split vote.

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