Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich chalked up polls showing Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Will Mueller play hardball with Trump? Mexican presidential candidate vows to fire back at Trump's 'offensive' tweets Elizabeth Warren urges grads to fight for 'what is decent' in current political climate MORE leading in Ohio to his own lack of “effort” in his home state so far.

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.