Diehard Democrats don't see it that way. While nobody is perfect including Kasich, they would rather focus on the not so good things instead of the overall picture.Obviously because Ohio's economy is better than most States now and unemployment has been lower than most, it would be crazy to change Governors. Ohio is heading in the right direction economically so why change the leadership that is responsible for that? I don't care if he is a Republican, he's doing his job well.
We were broke until Kasich brought his business experience to our state. As you said, while not perfect, on the right path. Broke means no money. Broke likely means in serious debt. Broke means failure. Democrats prefer to vote for failure. It explains the outcome of the last presidential election.