Poll: Most Ohio voters want Kasich to drop out

Poll: Most Ohio voters want Kasich to drop out
Posted at 1:57 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 14:31:51-04

A new poll says most Ohioans -- 49 percent -- want Gov. John Kasich to drop out of the 2016 presidential race.

The study, conducted by Public Policy Polling, noted that, in March, 52 percent of Ohio voters wanted Kasich to stay in the race and 34 percent wanted him to drop out.

Additionally, more Ohio Republicans want him to drop out -- 58 percent -- than Democrats -- 33 percent.

Public Policy Polling said most people who want Kasich to drop out say he's neglecting his gubernatorial duties in the Buckeye state. Also mentioned was the expense of his security detail on the campaign trail -- which is paid, essentially, by Ohio taxpayers.

Other findings in the poll: Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are the least favorable candidates. Cruz is a favorable candidate to only 21 percent of Ohio voters, while Trump has the support of only 35 percent of Ohio voters.

Both democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, have 45 percent of voters rating them as "favorable," and a nearly identical percent of voters -- 42 percent for Clinton, 41 percent for Bernie -- consider them unfavorable.

You can read the rest of the study here.