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. steve

    who counts the votes?

    October 28, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  2. Patrick in Wisconsin

    From the guy who's signature union busting law got overwhelmingly tossed by the voters last year. Sorry Johnny, the voters have stopped believing you.

    October 28, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  3. pkrbkr

    This guy is in a dream world....go back to sleep and we'll wake you when Obama/Biden win!

    October 28, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  4. Anti-Anonymous

    Anonymous: Based on your flat assertion that Romney won't become the next president without anything to back it up, my best advice to you would be to remain "anonymous."

    BeverlyNC: You clearly don't even know what you're talking about. Obama's only ahead in Ohio in EARLY VOTING and nothing else. Today's Cincinnati Enquirer/Ohio News Organization Poll indicates a DEAD HEAT (49/49). I'd definitely put more stock in Governor Kasich's word than anything YOU or any of the other desperate Obama trolls have to say.

    JG-Texas: Romney's going to win. EASILY. So take your own advice and "get over it"!

    October 28, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  5. freddie nerk

    Kasich owes Obama for saving his auto industry. Romney is a joke-a cult leader, job killer,tax avoider and draft dodger.

    October 28, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  6. Wonering Wanda

    I am amazed why CNN has not confronted Romney's camp about the Jeep moving to China lie–that Romney keeps promoting the lie. Keeping them Honest? Why do CNN staff want Romney to win so bad? They now have Romney's name first on most of the headlines which is promoting him being in the lead–When the polls where showing the President ahead–the Repubs cried foul–the next day the polls were showing something different–What was that about?

    October 28, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  7. Wanderer

    Kasich can say anything he believes, so can anybody.

    October 28, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  8. Pete

    In an interview this morning on CNN with John King Kasich did everything but answer questions pertinent to Romney and the auto bailout.He sidestepped multiple times about how well the presidents bailout worked or how the auto industry has made Ohio sucessful again.Kasich talked of IT jobs and others but failed to again to mention the sucessful auto bailout and how it saved thousands of jobs right here in America when Ann,Mitt Romney cost 25,000 GMDelphi workers their jobs,pensions,helthcare plans that eventually went to China,check out the facts republicans they don't lie like Romney and friends do!!

    October 28, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  9. IAcnncomment

    – Romney left office with a 31% approval rating.
    – Romney won the governorship by presenting himself in one way, but during his one term he acted in an entirely different way.
    – Romney had a record 800 vetoes. He did not work well with Democrats. Most vetoes were overturned, sometimes unanimously.
    Romney is trying to do to America what he did to Massachusetts.
    Massachusetts is voting solidly for Obama.
    So should America!

    October 28, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Why would anyone want to put Lyin' Ayn Ryan, a disciple of Akin and Mourdoch, a heart beat away from the presidency.

    October 28, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  11. John

    It's actuallyl a real simple decision.
    ....for those for who money is the controlling influence in their lives, will mostly vote for Romney
    ....for those for who PEOPLE are the controlling influence in their lives, will mostly support Obama

    October 28, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  12. Rick McDaniel

    We all hope, that will be indeed, the outcome in Ohio.

    We need ANYONE other than Obama..........the total disaster!

    October 28, 2012 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  13. Milton K. Wiah

    Except he plans to steal election as Jef. Bush did for his brother in 2000. But indication is pointing to Obama's win.

    October 28, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  14. Wonering Wanda

    After the court's plan for Planned Parenthood in TX maybe the women will wake-up and shock your Red state–Women, most of us do not want to live in submission to men–when everything was male controlled–so get ready down in TX for a shock that might be coming–

    People are voting Repub because they think the DEMS will be arounf to stop bad things from happening to the country- so they do not beleive any of this stuff will really happen:
    no minimum wage-no food stamps-no housing-no SSI-no free/reduced priced school lunches-no Headstart-no free medical clinics-no MC+-no Planned Parenthood-no free govt food to Food banks-A major war on people making 50-250 a year–

    October 28, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  15. GOP = Greed Over People!

    While it is true, that Nate shows VA with a 60% chance of going to President O, Nate also shows a 73% chance of the President taking Ohio.

    Not enough of that "elitist Starbucks" medium roast coursing through my veins yet!

    October 28, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  16. b

    Why on earth should Ohio vote for a man who was willing to let one in every eight person who's job is tied to the auto industry in that state loose their jobs? Why would anyone want to vote for the man who was trying to send them to the soup line?

    October 28, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  17. NC Mom

    The trouble with Rmney is Romney. He is constantly pandering, and therefore, nobody knows what he'll do. You just can trust a person who changes his statements based on the audience. If you vote for him, you're pretty much assured of voters remorse....because what you see today is definetly not what you'll get tomorrow.

    October 28, 2012 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  18. Armand Winter

    Romney family buys voting machines through Bain Capital investment

    Romney Family Investment Group Partnered With Alleged Perpetrators Of $8 Billion Ponzi Scheme, Solamere

    Launched in 2008 by Romney’s son Tagg and a few others, including Mitt
    Romney’s chief fundraiser Spencer Zwick, Solamere Capital is a “fund of
    funds,” meaning that it primarily invests in other investment companies,
    like private equity groups.

    Zwick, is the son of LDS (Mormon) Church general authority W. Craig Zwick, would
    take on the role of national finance director, at age 28, and raise
    millions of dollars for Romney’s first presidential bid

    October 28, 2012 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  19. hopeandchange1

    Obama is losing and we can't wait until the concession speech. It will be his best speech ever LOL.

    October 28, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  20. Dee

    Kasich is in denial he knows the President saved the auto industry and most importantly the people know and its their votes that count.

    October 28, 2012 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  21. With Metta

    Kasich and his lying, vote denying, bigots will have Romney win if they count the votes. If people like them in the GOP can send out notices to minorities that the election is on a different day and in a different place from where it is, they will stop at nothing to maintain the power-hungry, greedy needs of their fellow Republicans. I’m a registered Republican and I am ashamed of this kind of behavior. How do people walk into church and try to follow the teachings of Christ and walk out and lie and cheat to get ahead. Jesus would have thrown them out of the temple.

    October 28, 2012 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  22. giftedgirl77

    The only way Robme is going to win Ohio is if the adjust the votes through the voting machines that the Romney family conveniently purschased majority stock in with owner of the company being a former Bain executive and major contributor to the Romney campaign as well as 2 of the board members. These are the same machines used in the same SNAFU of the Bush election and are very susceptible to hacking and manipulating.

    Don't believe me google Romney family buys voting machines Forbes ran a piece on it as well as other agencies.

    October 28, 2012 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  23. jane

    The Cincinnati Enquirer....Who in this world would trust a news article for any 'Enquirer" organization....Good LUCK with that!

    October 28, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  24. Stormy

    I "believe" the sky is red.....does that make it so?....what a dummy

    October 28, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  25. Laurie

    I am REALLY tired of hearing all of these "matter of fact" statements from the Republicans and their supporters. I am an Ohio voter and I was undecided until RIGHT NOW. Why are we going to vote if the election has already been decided? They just handed my vote and I hope many others to the other side with their superiority...

    October 28, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
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