John Kasich thinks Hillary Clinton is afraid of him

Ohio Gov. John Kasich thinks the prospect of him winning the GOP presidential nomination terrifies Democratic heavyweight Hillary Clinton. Kasich released an ad online highlighting what he perceives as the former secretary of state's fear of his candidacy.

"The one person that the Democrats fear the most is me," Kasich is shown saying in the ad. "This is what Democratic operatives, this is what their Democratic pollsters say. They worry about me more than anybody else in the race."

The ad shows Democratic supporters echoing the governor's comments juxtaposed with reports from Fox News' Ed Henry insisting that Clinton allies are "nervous" about Kasich.

Other Republican presidential candidates have used a similar approach in the past with limited or no success. Kasich campaign senior adviser John Weaver worked as a top strategist to former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign in 2012. Huntsman was also portrayed as the GOP presidential candidate that Democrats fear most, but he dropped out of the race by January of 2012.

Kasich, who ranks 10th in the Washington Examiner's GOP presidential power rankings, receives the support of 3 percent of GOP voters nationwide according to RealClearPolitics' average of national polls. But he is a favorite of prominent septuagenarian Republicans and MSNBC's Chris Matthews.