Poll: Ohioans want John Kasich to drop out

Nearly half – 49 percent – of Ohio voters say it’s time for Kasich to drop out of the race for the Republican nomination, compared to only 38 percent who want him to stay in.

Among Republican voters, 58 percent want him to drop out.

The poll is from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, but the same firm found a month ago that 52 percent of Ohioans wanted Kasich to stay in the race.

Since winning Ohio’s primary March 15, Kasich has endured a string of losses. Long mathematically eliminated from winning on the first ballot, he says he is hoping to win at a contested convention.