Kasich is a Pennsylvania native, raised in McKees Rocks, near Pittsburgh.
Trump, a New Yorker, often speaks of attending the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Kasich has been on the rise for weeks. He was at just 3 percent in January and 15 percent in February.
“Kasich has closed the gap considerably,” pollster G. Terry Madonna said.
Madonna, who predicts a competitive Republican race, offers a caveat – higher voter turnout favors Trump, lower turnout would help Kasich.