Kasich drops from 2nd to 7th in New Hampshire poll


Ohio Gov. John Kasich has dropped in the latest New Hampshire poll from 2nd to 7th place.

The NBC News/Washington Post/Marist poll shows Kasich with 6 percent support in New Hampshire, the first primary state. That's down from 12 percent in September. Read more on the poll here.

Anti-establishment candidates Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina are in the top two positions. Jeb Bush, who has started advertising in New Hampshire, is up to third with 10 percent - tied with Ben Carson and Marco Rubio. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has also moved ahead of Kasich by just one point.

"Governor Kasich remains extremely well-positioned in New Hampshire – better positioned than most winning campaigns over the past twenty years," John Weaver, chief strategist for Kasich For America, said in a statement. "Public polling will continue to bounce around in a volatile race. It is important to note that the Governor continues to have among the highest favorability ratings in the state. He is in a far better position than Jeb Bush, who has extremely high negatives in all the early states, making his nomination."

The Boston Globe reports that during a campaign event in New Hampshire, Kasich said he must do well there. “We do well here, we’re moving on. We do terrible here, it’s over. No confusion about that. This is very, very important to us," Kasich said. Read the full Boston Globe report here.

Washington Bureau reporter Jessica Wehrman is with Kasich today in Richmond, Va., where he is having a town hall. Kasich, a former congressman is also having some fundraising events in the Washington, D.C. area. According to POLITICO, Kasich is "tapping the relationships he built over nearly two decades in Congress to help raise the tens of millions of dollars he'll need to remain in the 2016 presidential race." You can read that full article here.


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