A new poll released on Friday by the University of Cinncinati shows the approval rating for Gov. John Kasich (OH-R) still well below 50 percent.
In the statewide survey of Ohio adults, 44 percent approve of the job Kasich is doing while 42 percent disapprove. The Republican governor has faced a difficult political climate in the Buckeye State ever since he championed a law that sought to place restrictions on collective bargaining, which Ohio voters resoundingly rejected in November of 2011.
The TPM Poll Average shows Kasich's approval rating hovering dangerously close to 40 percent, although his numbers have steadily improved since last year's statewide vote.