Poll: Trump leads Kasich in Ohio
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE leads in Republican presidential rival John Kasich's home state three weeks before the Ohio primary, according to a new poll.  

Trump takes 31 percent support, followed by the Ohio governor, at 26 percent; Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWith religious liberty memo, Trump made America free to be faithful again Interstate compacts aren't the right way to fix occupational licensing laws Texas Dem: ‘I don’t know what to believe’ about what Trump wants for wall MORE (Texas), at 21 percent; and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector Senators unveil bipartisan push to deter future election interference Puerto Rico's children need recovery funds MORE (Fla.), at 13 percent, in the Quinnipiac University poll released early Tuesday. 
 
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Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson gets 5 percent in the poll of those who are likely to participate in the Republican primary in Ohio on March 15, while 5 percent remain undecided.
 
More than a third of voters, 38 percent, who named a candidate say they may change their mind before the primary. 
 
Republicans are hoping for the five-person GOP race to winnow over the next couple weeks to present an opportunity for a rival candidate to defeat Trump, who has remained dominant in polling in other states. 
 
Nearly a third of likely Republican voters in Ohio, 32 percent, say they "would definitely not support" Trump, who leads Kasich among men by 9 points and leads among women by just 1 point.
 
Kasich, who has long maintained high approval ratings in Ohio, is viewed as the most favorable among the candidates in the Buckeye State at 77 percent, while Rubio stands at 62 percent, Cruz at 60 percent and Trump at 57 percent.
 
 
The survey of 759 likely GOP and 518 Democratic primary voters was conducted Feb. 16–20 via landlines and cellphones. It has a margin of error of 3.6 points for Republicans and 4.3 points for Democrats.