Poll: Kasich gaining popularity

Aug 17, 2012

Ohio Gov. John Kasich - who has been no stranger to controversy in his year and a half in office - seems to be gaining popularity with voters, according to a new poll released this week.

Public Policy Polling, a North Carolina Democrat polling firm, released a poll of Ohio voters Wednesday showing that 41 percent approve of Kasich's job performance, while another 41 percent disapprove.

"John Kasich has really resurrected his image after a shaky first year in office,'' said Dean Debman, president of Public Policy Polling. "He's gone from being one of the most unpopular governors in the country to about average."

The same poll showed House Speaker John Boehner is not particularly popular - 35 percent approved of his job performance while 45 percent disapproved.

The poll of 961 likely Ohio voters was taken from Aug. 9 through Aug. 12 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.16 percent. The poll was not paid for by or authorized by any campaign or political organization.