Kasich's "shift left" strategy

Some New Hampshire primary voters may be trying to decide between John Kasich and…Bernie Sanders?

That’s what a story in the Boston Globe claims is happening with independents as New Hampshire’s open primary on February 9 approaches:

McCracken, a 66-year-old retired teacher from Wolfeboro, said he was confident the governor of Ohio could stop Donald Trump from winning the GOP primary — saving the state from “a big embarrassment.”

Then a strange thing happened. McCracken found himself drawn to the opposite end of the political spectrum; he is considering voting instead for the self-described democratic socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders.

“Kasich, I think, is the best Republican. He’s done a lot. He’s reasonable. He’s just got passion,” he said. “But Bernie has a lot of energy, and he’s surging.”