Kasich touts electability against Clinton
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Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said on Sunday he has the best chance to beat Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump turns up heat on AG Sessions over recusal Mellman: Trump love? Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate Judiciary reportedly drops Manafort subpoena | Kushner meets with House Intel | House passes Russia sanctions deal | What to watch at 'hacker summer camp' MORE in the general election.

"I'm the person that beats Hillary Clinton by more than any other Republican candidate for president. In the USA Today poll, I beat her by 11 points," he said on CBS's "Face the Nation." In that survey, Kasich earned 49 percent, compared to Clinton's 38 percent.

The Ohio governor added that he's risen to third place in the national polls "out of nowhere" without spending much money.

When asked about concerns about whether he's splitting the vote with rival Marco RubioMarco RubioMexican politicians have a new piñata: Donald Trump Bush ethics lawyer: Congress must tell Trump not to fire Mueller The private alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program  MORE, making it impossible for rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDem rep: Trump can't deliver on promise because of Russia probe Trump turns up heat on AG Sessions over recusal Trump: 'I won't say' that I should be on Mount Rushmore MORE to be knocked off, Kasich said he finished second in New Hampshire while Rubio came in fifth. Kasich also said he didn't "play" in South Carolina, where Rubio finished in second, edging out rival Ted CruzTed CruzMcCain votes to advance ObamaCare repeal, replace after vowing to oppose Senate rejects ObamaCare repeal, replacement amendment Senate Dem: We’re trying to block a recess appointment to replace Sessions MORE by a narrow margin.

"So people want to consolidate, they have to consolidate my way," he said.

Kasich said he plans to continue on and thinks he will do well in a number of states on March 1.

"I get the money, continue to put the grassroots together and you're going to see a great result," he said.

"We're going to keep struggling to make sure that we can be out there, be putting the resources together to be in and position of doing well.