Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich unleashed a strange line of attack on fellow candidate and Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Politico reports:
Kasich, whose campaign has been gasping for oxygen since his fifth-place showing in South Carolina and dead-last finish in Nevada, may have found some in a new Quinnipiac poll that shows Rubio trailing Trump badly in his home state of Florida. Kasich’s team leapt at the news, calling on Rubio to drop out of the contest and support a candidate more likely to win his home state.
Drop out if you aren’t winning your home state. That’s interesting coming from Kasich’s campaign.
The most recent Quinnipiac poll, taken between Feb. 16-20, has Donald Trump leading Kasich 31% to 26% in Ohio. Before that, the second most recent poll, from November-October 2015, has Trump up 23% to 13% (Ohio primary polls).
In Florida, Trump is leading with an average of 38.7% in the polls Real Clear Politics tracks, with Rubio second at 19.3%, and Kasich last at 4.0% (Florida primary polls).
Rubio has beat Kasich in three-out-of-four of the states that voted, finishing second at the last two, and leads Kasich 16.7% to 9.3% nationally (national polls).