Ohio Gov. Kasich on Winning the Swing State: 'It's Going to Go Down to the Wire'
Both presidential candidates campaigned today in Ohio as poll numbers show President Obama is ahead of his opponent, Mitt Romney. Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) joined The O’Reilly Factor to weigh in on the latest numbers. The governor’s own approval rating is 48 percent, with 35 percent disapproval.
Gov. Kasich told Bill O’Reilly that he doesn’t pay attention to the poll numbers, even his own, because external factors sway the results. Gov. Kasich said, “I think this is very close out here and it is going to go right down to the wire.”
What do the candidates have to do in order to garner Ohio support? Convince voters that he is going to create jobs and economic growth, said the governor, “It’s not about personality
O’Reilly wondered, “Why aren’t the Buckeye State people saying, okay, we put a Republican in and he’s improving the economy, why won’t we put another Republican in on a national level?”
Gov. Kasich concluded that it’s because people have gotten to know him over a period of time. “The question is, people wonder, does [Romney] understand their problems,” explained Gov. Kasich. He added, “I was with Romney today in my hometown. There was an overflow crowd, Bill, that I’ve never seen before in politics. […] He just has to get out and let people see him, because when they see him, they like him.”