(CNN) - With one year and eight months until he faces re-election, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's poll numbers are headed in the right direction.
According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, 52% of Buckeye State voters say they approve of the job the Republican governor is doing in office, with 32% saying they disapprove. The 52% approval rating is up 11 points from December and it's an all time high in Quinnipiac polling for Kasich, who was elected governor in 2010.
(CNN) – By accepting the provision included in President Barack Obama's health care law expanding federal Medicaid funding, Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined four fellow Republican governors in welcoming part of a program their party has campaigned vehemently against.
He also drew the ire of some Republican activists, who had viewed him as a model of small government conservatism and a potential candidate for the 2016 presidential nomination.
(CNN) – With less than two years until his re-election, John Kasich's poll numbers appear to be moving in the right direction.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday indicates that for the first time since Ohio's Republican governor was inaugurated in January 2011, a plurality of Buckeye State voters are giving Kasich a thumbs up.
Columbus, Ohio (CNN) – Two of Ohio's top Republicans on Saturday waved off a spate of polling that shows President Obama with a small but steady lead in the pivotal state.
"I am not worried about the public polls," said Sen. Rob Portman.
Oxford, Ohio (CNN) – A few days ago, Sen. Rob Portman was touted as being on the short list under consideration as Mitt Romney’s running mate. Despite being passed over when the nod went to Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Portman was on hand and enthusiastic Wednesday at a GOP rally in Ohio featuring now-vice-presidential candidate Ryan.
Appearing together at Ryan’s alma mater - Miami University of Ohio - Portman praised the House Budget Committee chairman for his work on Capitol Hill and called him “a good friend.”
(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley - three women rumored to be under consideration as Mitt Romney's running mate - will have high profile speaking roles at the Republican National Convention, organizers will announce Monday.
The naming of the three women most likely means that Romney's campaign is no longer vetting their backgrounds, if they ever did.
(CNN) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, said on CNN's "John King, USA" that President Barack Obama's economic policies have created "a wind in my face" as he had worked to grow the state's economy.
He suggested that the state's Republican senator, Rob Portman, would be a "great pick" for Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate, but deflected the suggestion that he might run.
"I'm not even going to express no interest because that indicates interest," he said.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney on Thursday announced the endorsement of Ohio governor John Kasich and the state's lieutenant governor, Mary Taylor.
The top two Republicans in the swing state cited the former Massachusetts governor and likely GOP nominee's and business credentials.
Orlando (CNN) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Wednesday he is grateful for the recovery of the American automobile industry, a cornerstone of Ohio's manufacturing sector for decades.
But in an interview with CNN, the Republican refused to wade into an ongoing dispute between Democrats and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney over the federal bailout of the auto industry.
Dubuque, Iowa (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Tuesday reiterated comments made a day earlier that he supports collective bargaining rights for public employees, which could put him at odds with some of his rivals and hurt him among some conservatives.
During an editorial board meeting Monday with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Wisconsin, Cain said that he supported workers' right for collective bargaining. One day later following a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa, he declared, "Let's clarify what I said. I am against collective hijacking."