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GOP Voters Say Kasich’s Not A Contender Yet

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Who? That seems to be Ohio Governor John Kasich’s biggest problem as perhaps the last major entrant in the race for next year’s Republican presidential nomination.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of Likely Republican Voters – and 50% of all Likely Voters – don’t know enough about Kasich to have any kind of opinion of him. At this stage of a campaign, name recognition is most everything.

Thirty-five percent (35%) of GOP voters view Kasich favorably, while 21% share an unfavorable opinion of him. This includes 12% who regard him Very Favorably and eight percent (8%) with a Very Unfavorable view.(To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 20-21, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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