Sanders vs. Kasich?

Potential voters’ “net” favorable candidate ratings

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Every day during the primary season Gallup is releasing numbers on how potential voters feel about their party’s candidates, subtracting the percentage of those with a negative view of the candidate from those with a positive view for a “net” favorable percentage. Since early February, Republican numbers have been all over the place, with Ted Cruz yo-yoing, Marco Rubio tanking, Donald Trump rising and John Kasich staying steady. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders has gradually risen (going from 46 percent to 55 percent) at about the same rate Hillary Clinton has dropped (53 percent to 43 percent). Here’s where the candidates stood as of March 13: