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 Diane Rodham ClintonFranklin Graham hosting 10 rallies in California urging Christians to vote Trump: Obama didn’t want to ‘upset the apple cart’ by investigating Russians Rick Santorum: Migrant children the government lost track of aren't lost 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 Antonio RubioHouse immigration fight could boost vulnerable Republicans Venezuelan oil must not fall under Russia's tutelage Giuliani rails against Mueller probe MORE, making it impossible for rival Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP-Trump trade fight boils over with threat to cars Trump: Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well' Freed American 'overwhelmed with gratitude' after being released from Venezuela 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP senators introduce Trump's plan to claw back billion in spending Pro-Trump super PAC raises .5 million in 6 weeks Trump has exposed Democratic hypocrisy on prison reform 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.