Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich chalked up polls showing Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPriebus on Trump's CIA meeting: 'It was a love fest' Schumer: Trump may be using populism to cover up hard right agenda Priebus on media: 'We're not going to sit around and take it' MORE leading in Ohio to his own lack of “effort” in his home state so far.

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Asked at the Fox News town hall Wednesday whether Republicans voters should support him if he’s trailing in his own state, the former governor said: “We haven’t really put the effort in there. We’ve been in other parts of the country.”

Kasich also disputed that he’s trailing in the state, pointing to a Baldwin Wallace University poll released on Wednesday showing Trump up by only 4 percentage points, within the survey’s margin of error.

“Let me just tell you, a poll came out today sponsored by Baldwin Wallace, that puts us even with everybody in the race,” he said.

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday shows Trump with a 5 point lead in the Buckeye State.