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Poll: Ohio gov approval best since taking office

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A recent poll finds Gov. John Kasich's job approval has hit its highest rating since he took office in 2011.

The poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows 54% of Ohioans favor the Republican governor's actions while 32% disapprove of his performance.

The poll taken over last weekend also finds that 49% of Ohioans say Kasich deserves to be re-elected.

The poll says Kasich currently leads Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, a leading Democratic opponent in the 2014 gubernatorial race, by a 47-33 margin.

The survey of 941 Ohio voters has a margin of error of 3.2%age points.

Kasich's approval rating a year ago was under 40%.

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