Kasich compares Trump's political experience to Obama's
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is blasting Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents A history lesson on the Confederacy for President Trump GOP senator: Trump hasn't 'changed much' since campaign MORE’s lack of political experience, wondering on Sunday if Republican voters who support the GOP front-runner have “amnesia.”

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Kasich, who is challenging Trump for the Republican nomination, compared the business mogul to Barack ObamaBarack ObamaCongress needs to assert the war power against a dangerous president CNN's Don Lemon: Anyone supporting Trump ‘complicit' in racism DOJ warrant of Trump resistance site triggers alarm MORE when the former senator ran for president in 2008.

“Republicans have run around for seven years saying this: ‘I can’t believe we picked a one-term United States senator who has no experience to be president,’” Kasich told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

"I just sometimes wonder whether the party’s got amnesia,” he added.

By contrast, Kasich touted his political experience not only as governor of Ohio, but also as a U.S. congressman for nearly two decades.

Trump is leading the Republican field with 35 percent support, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls. While Kasich trails with only 1.8 percent support.

Despite the low poll numbers, Kasich said his campaign is “surging” and could be boosted by a strong showing in the New Hampshire primary.

“People just keep counting me out, they have all my career,” Kasich said. “We just keep plugging along.”

“I believe I’ll win the nomination if I come out of New Hampshire in a strong position,” he added.