Clinton Ties (Statistically) Kasich — in Ohio!

From left: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ohio Gov. John Kasich
From left: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ohio Gov. John Kasich

PPP is a Democratic pollster so take it with a grain of salt, but their latest poll shows that Hillary Clinton is in a statistical dead heat John Kasich in Ohio. Clinton has 41 percent to Kasich’s 43 percent, within the margin of error.

Donald Trump is behind Clinton in Ohio 45 percent to 42 percent, while Ted Cruz is tanking there, losing to Clinton 44 percent to 35 percent.

What does a result like this tell us? First, Hillary Clinton is eminently beatable. The more voters see her, the less they like her.

Second, Kasich is likely taking a hit for running as a liberal Republican among his Ohio voters — and among Trump supporters who don’t understand why he is still in the race.

Third, Cruz has become the establishment candidate, and it’s killing him.

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project and can be followed on Twitter @MaggieGallaghe.