Poll Shows Kasich Still Lacks Name Recognition
A new Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters shows Ohio Governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich has the least amount of name recognition among his peers. M.L. Schultze of member station WKSU in Kent reports.
The new poll shows Donald Trump easily leading - with nearly four out of every 10
Republican- and Republican-leaning voters supporting him. Kasich has about 6
percent, higher than before his second-place finish in New Hampshire but still well
behind not only Trump but Rubio, Cruz and even "don't know."
But Quinnipiac's Tim Malloy notes Kasich's unfavorable ratings are low and more than
a third of the likely voters say they don't know enough about Kasich yet. Malloy
says that may ultimately play in Kasich's favor.
"If he can last, his more gentlemanly statesmanlike approach - which is totally
absent right now-could work for him. So there's another possible upside: The fact
that there's more to learn about him and, more than anybody on the Republican side,
I think it's safe to say, he's been a real gentleman."
The poll shows voters give Kasich high ratings for honesty, but not so much for
leadership -- or the likelihood that he could beat a Democrat.