NASHVILLE, TN (WCBD) — Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich says that he will drop out of the race if he doesn’t win his home state of Ohio.
He made the comment to supporters at a rally on Saturday, February 27.
“I’m going to beat Donald Trump in Ohio,” Kasich told CNN’s Michael Smerconish. “Once that happens, everything changes. Everything changes in this race.”
Calls have increased for Kasich to drop out of the race after poor showings in South Carolina and Nevada. A national poll puts him in fourth place among the remaining republican candidates. He has about 9% support with likely GOP voters.
Ohio goes to the polls on March 15.