GOFFSTOWN, N.H. – John Kasich stuck with his “Stay positive” strategy in the final debate before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, on which the Ohio governor has staked his presidential campaign.

For Kasich, the debate offered one last chance to persuade New Hampshire’s famously last-minute deciders to give him a chance.

As the debate opened, it seemed Kasich’s positive approach might leave him out of the debate.

Candidates left Kasich alone during the debate, focusing on another candidate who took the stage in St. Anselm College riding a new wave of momentum.

New Hampshire voters who are considering Trump often say they’re also considering candidates ranging from Kasich to Cruz.

Ohio Governor John Kasich answers questions from the media in the spin room, after the Republican Presidential Debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich points toward Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. “Jeb mentioned me! Time for me to go again,” Kasich guffawed.