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      Kasich closing gap on Clinton in Ohio presidential poll

      <font color="#000000">A new poll shows <font size="2"><font size="2">Ohio</font></font><font size="2"> Gov. John Kasich trailing Democrat Hillary <font size="2">Clinton</font></font><font size="2"> in a hypothetical matchup in <font size="2">Ohio</font></font></font><font size="2"> <font color="#000000"> but still faring better than any other GOP candidate.</font> </font>



      A new poll shows
      Ohio Gov. John Kasich trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical matchup in Ohio but still faring better than any other GOP candidate.



      The poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut shows
      Clinton, the former secretary of state, leading the Republican Kasich 47 percent to 42 percent in the state.



      The same poll in February had
      Clinton leading by a 51-to-39 percent margin.



      Thursday's poll also has
      Clinton leading former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 48 percent to 39 percent in Ohio and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida 47 percent to 40 percent.



      The survey of 1,174
      Ohio voters was conducted by phone from May 7 to 12. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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