Last November John Kasich was leading in PPP’s polling against an unknown challenger 44-43.

Polling by PPP released this week shows Kasich tied 41-41 with Democrat Ed FitzGerald.   Libertarian Charlie Earl is currently polling at 6%.

More importantly, Kasich’s approval rating has dropped from 42% in August down to 37% this month with only 55% of Republicans approving of Kasich and 26% disapproving.

The same poll shows Connie Pillich leading Josh Mandel 47-43 in the treasurer’s race.