Ohio governor leads Trump in Ohio and Florida senator trails businessman in his home state
The fortunes of Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio appear to be heading in opposite directions on the cusp of must-win primaries for both, a new poll finds.
Mr. Kasich narrowly leads the Republican field in his home state of Ohio ahead of a winner-take-all primary on Tuesday, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll shows. The governor is the preferred pick of 39% of likely primary voters, followed by businessman Donald Trump at 33% and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 19%.
The prospects aren’t quite so rosy for Mr. Rubio in Florida, the state he has represented in the Senate for five years. He trails Mr. Trump by 21 percentage points.
Mr. Trump has 43% support in Florida, well ahead of Mr. Rubio, who draws 22%. Mr. Cruz, with 21%, is essentially tied with Mr. Rubio.