On Meet the Press this morning John Kasich announced: “I believe right now we are currently ahead. Internals show us currently ahead. I honestly think that Romney is going to carry Ohio.”

According to Kasich, Romney’s internal polling shows him winning. Which is interesting since Rob Portman, who helped prepare Romney for his debates and who spends much more time with Romney than Kasich, admitted just two days ago “internal Romney polling shows the state is a dead heat.”

According to Real Clear Politics, ten polls have been conducted over the past ten days and not one of them shows Romney ahead. Three show it a tie, and seven show Obama leading by 1 to 5 points with the RCP average at +2.1 points for Obama.

So did Kasich lie about the internal polls that he supposedly saw? Not sure. But he definitely stretched the truth during the same interview with his auto industry comments, denying the impact in Ohio of the auto rescue and downplaying the importance of the auto industry in Ohio. It wouldn’t surprise me if he made up the polling numbers too.

It’s unclear if this polling actually exists, but if it does it doesn’t match any of the polls Portman has seen and it doesn’t match any of the other polls that have been released in the past two weeks.

Here are the latest numbers from RCP. Check out their site for updates.

Poll Obama (D) Romney (R) Spread
RCP Average 48.6 46.5 Obama +2.1
Gravis Marketing 50 49 Obama +1
PPP (D) 51 47 Obama +4
Purple Strategies 46 44 Obama +2
CNN/Opinion Research 50 46 Obama +4
ARG 49 47 Obama +2
Rasmussen Reports 48 48 Tie
Time 49 44 Obama +5
Cincinnati Enquirer/Ohio News 49 49 Tie
SurveyUSA 47 44 Obama +3
Suffolk 47 47 Tie
 
  • Well.. Kasich predicted McCain would take Ohio in 2008.

    Thus far he is zero of 1.

  • DMoore

    Well if the auto industry is so unimportant, then maybe Johnny could tell us just where all the jobs that have brought Ohio’s unemployment rate down have come from. Surely he would have made grandstand announcements about this but the only thing I can recall over the last few years is a 100 jobs here and 50 jobs there plus the tens of millions of tax breaks he’s given to status quo companies to keep them from leaving. Face it. Without the auto bailout Ohio would have been in the dumpster. The republican denial system can’t acknowledge this.
    As far as the polls go, the number of undecideds is much smaller than in the past and is not going to make the difference since so many people made up their minds long ago and early voting is at an all time high. The difference will be turnout as we found out in Ohio in 2010 when lazy democrats handed this imbecile the governorship.

  • MICH

    Wow democrats are really kidding themselves. Its truly amazing to see them call others liars. They didnt even tell the truth on Lybia. People are being called racist for thinking Obama has done a terrible job as President. They have resorted to ridiculous attacks like binders of women and romnesia. Wow I guess since Romney said binders of women he must hate women! Those who subscribe to this are beyond ignorant. I will vote for the person who is more qualified and who I know will do a better job. Not based on race or who I think is cooler or is liked by “the view” or hollywood scum bag celebrities that are asking for gas prices to go up and are not thinking how that will affect the middle class. AND DEMS SAY ROMNEY IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY? Somehow hollywood celebrities are?hmmmm…..
    With regard to the auto industry, Obama cherry picked those involved with unions to keep their jobs. Meanwhile those in the auto industry NOT in the union lost theirs. The tax payers now get to pay for unions to stay in business rather than help individuals. We helped unions not people.Wow wonderful…..

  • John W.

    A vote for Romney is a vote for the rights of rich people to stay unengaged in their country.

  • Natasha

    We can start with perennial candidate Romney, at the top of the the Republican ticket who cannot even be honest about himself. One time he had no intention of serving in the military in Vietnam. When it was convenient for him later, after the war was long ended and he was running for a political office, he said that he “longed” to be serving in Vietnam.

    What he really did was run away to France on a specious missionary mission (admitted by the Mormon’s about some of their missionaries) while the rest of American men were fulfilling their legal obligation to serve – a couple of million of them in Vietnam.

    Mitt Romney demonstrated his cowardice in 1966 -1969 and reaffirmed when he said he would not go after bin Laden. He’s a coward through and through and had to lie about it to run for a political office. He doesn’t even admit the truth about his un-American behavior and lack of courage to support and fight for our nation when it was required of American men.

  • Spitfiremk1

    Sounds like you got into some bad candy, Mitch! Romney has only taken a break from his paying job of exporting American jobs so he can try to do what “W” did, and for the same reason – he thinks he is entitled because he has a father fixation that his Dad was robbed of the highest office. Just as Bush, he thinks that it is the fate of Americans to have elitists rule the country. Why would you vote for someone like that, unless you just want some more “decider” hanky-panky!

  • DMoore

    Go ahead, man. Vote for Romney and see what you get if he does somehow get in. Just look at his record as Mass. governor which he refuses to run un. He cut everything to the bone, increased fees on everything (which amounts to a tax increase) and left the state with a billion dollar deficit. His “bipartisan relationship” with the Mass. legislature resulted in nearly 800 vetos. The health care plan he created is the same one he’s railling against now. He’s taken both sides of every major issue at one time or another. He’s as phony as he looks.His 47% comment pretty much sums this Ken doll up.

  • ebiern

    Morons – Romney up by 2 pts today. Stick that somewhere handy before questioning Kasich.

  • Mich, “you people” have the last attack and that is Libya for i know you run out of reason to defend Mitt’s lies anymore.

  • TJsClone

    A Rasmussen poll, the only one showing Rmoney ahead! ROTFLMAO!

  • Bob M

    Unions are people, my friend.

  • DMoore

    Yeah. Up two points among the last six undecided voters in Ohio. That’ll make a big difference.

  • Green Iris

    Weasel words: I believe, I think.
    He can’t say ” Romney will win Ohio” because he doesn’t. He left himself an out.
    this is just pennance for contradicting Romney on the stump

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