John Kasich watch party at BW

Ohio Governor and Republican Party presidential candidate John Kasich celebrated the victory of his home state's primary with a watch party at BW.

BW Receives International Media Attention for John Kasich Watch Party

March 16, 2016

Ohio Governor and Republican Party presidential candidate John Kasich celebrated the victory of his home state’s presidential primary with a crowd of supporters at Baldwin Wallace University last night under the watchful eyes of major media outlets.

John Kasich watch party at BWThe fanfare watch party, which drew international and national media attention, was held at the Lou Higgins Recreation Center. It featured a welcome speech by Baldwin Wallace President Robert C. Helmer and a performance by the BW Jazz Band, under the direction of Greg Banaszak.

Kasich's heartfelt victory speech was nationally broadcast live from Baldwin Wallace. 

Considered a key state for both the Republican and Democratic parties because of its winner-takes-all awarding of delegates, Ohio was front and center for breaking news updates throughout the evening. Baldwin Wallace was cited as the host site of the event as journalists representing CNN, BBC and other major media outlets attended the watch party (see BW's flickr page for photo coverage).

BW at the Pulse of Today's Election Topics

Kasich’s triumph aligned well with the results of a seven-county regional poll conducted by Baldwin Wallace’s Community Research Institute (CRI).

John Kasich watch party at BWThe CRI study was conducted with 495 registered voters in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties between March 2-9, 2016 using online panel data with quotas in place for gender and age (margin of error +/- 4 percentage points).

The results, which were favorable to Kasich, indicated:

  • All voters: Kasich should stay in the race (48%); Kasich should drop out (43%); Unsure (9%).

  • Just over half of Republicans (53%) think Kasich should stay in the race, but Democrats are torn; while 47% think Kasich should stay in the race, 46% think he should drop out. An additional 7% are undecided.

  • A majority (52%) of older voters (ages 55+) want Kasich to stay in the race, compared to 44% of voters ages 18-34, and 46% of voters ages 35-54. 

ABOUT THE BALDWIN WALLACE COMMUNITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE 

Founded in 2005 at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, the Community Research Institute conducts regional, statewide, and national surveys for government agencies, nonprofits, foundations, community-based organizations, businesses, and the media. CRI also offers BW students opportunities for mentored experience in social science research.

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