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Ohio Governor John Kasich has been steadily rising in recent weeks in national polls and almost no one in the media is paying attention. In the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal survey Kasich gets 6% support, which may not seem like much but it is three times what he was polling just a couple of weeks ago. Anytime somebody’s fortunes are tripled in national polling it is worthy of taking notice.

In the Republican part of the race, Donald Trump is the first choice of 21 percent of Republican primary voters — followed by Dr. Ben Carson at 20 percent with Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina tied at 11 percent each.

Here is the breakdown of the actual raw numbers from the survey.

Jeb Bush, the one time front runner who many considered the likely is at 7 percent, then Governor John Kasich at 6 percent and Ted Cruz at 5 percent. No other Republican gets more than 3 percent.

This is noteworthy make no mistake. Kasich is in the top two or three in New Hampshire the first in the nation primary state, has considerable financial support and a solid organization. He has a track record in both the public arena and the private sector.

I put my money on Kasich as the most likely to emerge from the pack and win the Republican nomination. I have no reason to change my pick now.