While the Ohio primary is still a month away, Donald Trump is beating current Gov. John Kasich in his own state of Ohio by 5 points, according to a new poll released Tuesday morning by Quinnipiac.
Kasich was first elected governor to the important swing-state of Ohio in 2010 and reelected in 2014, however is trailing Trump by 31 to 26 percent.
Currently, Kasich has won five delegates against Trump’s 67 delegates where the business mogul has won consecutive states of New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Kasich came in second place in the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 9, beating out Sens. Ted Cruz (Tx.) and Marco Rubio (Fl), both who have gained in the polls since the northeastern state’s primary.
On Tuesday, Nevada will be holding its Republican caucus where Trump is leading with 36 percent, followed by Cruz with 19 and Rubio at 16 percent, according to an NBC/SurveyMonkey poll released the day of the caucus.
The Ohio poll was conducted Feb. 16–20, with Quinnipiac University surveying 759 Ohio likely Republican primary voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percentage points.
Tuesday’s Nevada poll was conducted Feb 15-21 among a national sample of 11,662 adults.