Republican presidential candidate John Kasich says he is going to beat Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE in his home state.
The Ohio governor on Saturday morning laid out to CNN his path to the GOP nomination.
“I’m going to beat Donald Trump in Ohio,” he said. “Once that happens, everything changes. Everything changes in this race.”
Kasich said a win in the Buckeye State would give him momentum at just the right time to surge in the presidential race.
“We have many many more races to go,” he said. “And the calendar begins to work for me” after Ohio.
Trump has an edge over Kasich in the state, according to a poll released earlier this week.
The survey found Trump with 31 percent support, and Kasich at 26 percent. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzProposal to move defense bill running into new GOP objections GOP anger with Fauci rises Senate nearing deal on defense bill after setback MORE followed with 21 percent.
Kasich, who is broadly popular in his home state, was seen favorably by 77 percent in the poll, with Trump seen favorably by 57 percent.
Ohio’s March 15 primary is winner-take-all — whoever comes in first place gets all 66 delegates.