Kasich: Romney will win Ohio
October 28th, 2012
11:50 AM ET
10 years ago

Kasich: Romney will win Ohio

(CNN) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that he believes Mitt Romney will win Ohio, a crucial battleground state for the election.

"I believe right now we are currently ahead. Internals show us currently ahead. I honestly think that Romney is going to carry Ohio. And you know I haven't been saying this. I now believe its going to happen," Kasich, a Republican, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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A CNN/ORC International survey released Friday showed President Barack Obama with a 4-point edge over Romney, 50% to 46%, in the state. That margin is within the poll's sampling error.

Beyond winning Ohio, Kasich said Romney should win handily on election night and the nation will know who their next president will be.

"The independent voters are trending heavily towards Mitt Romney and with those numbers, like that, it pretty well assures me we're going to know," Kasich said. "I'm not sure the election is going to be as close as what everybody is talking about today. And I'm not saying that to do spin. I'm telling that because that's what I really do believe."

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio
soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Larry L

    Polls, science, and all forms of reality mean nothing to Republicans. The polls don't count unless it's the Rasmussen Poll – the Fox News joke. They're against contraception – although most women use it. They are against stem cell research – until their children get cancer. They are for war – until they are asked to fight or pay for it. They are against Obamacare – but support all of the provisions except the part that pays the bill. They are for "Romneycare" although it's Obamacare minus a bill payer. They are against environmental regulations – except those that prevent them from getting cancer. They are against "socialism" – except for their Medicare, their Social Security check, the interstate highway system, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Defense, FEMA when it gives them disaster relief, the FDIC that insures their savings, the Federal Flood Insurance Program, student loans for their college kids, and the FHA or VA loans they used to buy their home. In spite of overwhelming scientific evidence, they don't believe in man's role towards drastic climate change – but expect prompt Federal relief with all of the ever-increasing storms and droughts we seem to be having... They believe the Earth to be less than 6000 years old – in spite of a body of knowledge that completely destroys any part of the argument. They resist giving children immunizations – and their kids are returning to third world diseases. Republicans seem determined to return to an age of ignorance.

    October 28, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  2. mead warren

    good news

    October 28, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. recovering republician

    What a horse race we have here. How anyone can beleive romney is beyond me. Many desperate people out there obviously.
    "I will create 12 million job" When asked how? No answer. By the way, that's 250,000 jobs a month for the next 4 years.
    Horses can fly as well as pink elephants. WAKE UP !!

    October 28, 2012 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  4. melsystech

    Obama will win Ohio but not as much like 2008, Governor Kasich is trying to play down Romney loss

    October 28, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  5. recovering republician

    Fact: The Republican party and the Tea party are controlled by Wall Street, Big Oil and the very, very rich. Fact: The Republicians administration under Bush got into this mess. When Bush took over, we had a surplus in the treasury,when Bush left we were trillions in debt as well as we borrowed "Trillion from Social Security that is still owed. Fact: The Tea Party and the Republications have stonewalled, every and any thing obama wanted to improve the economy in Congress. They did so on the backs of middle Americians and did so for Political Purposes Only. The Republcian Party as sold middle America down the river and now if they get in will attempt to bust the unions, stop Medicare, Stop Women rights and stop any other worthwhile program that have been developed for over 50 years. They want to enslave the American Working man as the rich did prior to FDR. America under a Republician adminsitrion will become "Corporatisim" and democracy will go out the window.

    October 28, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  6. MinniePearlJam

    The only thing funnier than a bunch of liberals is a bunch of panicked liberals.

    October 28, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
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