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Politics & Voting in Ohio

The Political Climate in Ohio is Leaning conservative.

In Ohio 45.2% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 53.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.7% voted for an Independent Party.

In the last Presidential election, Ohio remained moderately Republican, 53.2% to 45.2%.
Ohio voted Republican in four of the six previous Presidential elections (2008 and 2012 went Democratic)

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Ohio is Leaning conservative

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Ohio, Ohio: r r d d r r

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last four elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Ohio

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 420,143 contributions totaling $63,672,648 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $152 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 128,437 contributions totaling $137,447,038 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,070 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

  • Percent Democrat (US Avg: 51%)
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    Reviews for Ohio    57 Reviews
    Ohio: Nothing to See Since 1803 - 11/11/2021
    Ohio is the armpit of American (with KY being the anus). Phrases such as "Nothing to See since 1803," or "Come to Ohio on vacation, leave on probation," aptly describe... Read More

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    Tons to do, 3 massive cities offering everything - 10/9/2021
    Many large cities with tons of things to do. The the Cs offer anything you like-- water/beach at lake erie in Cleveland. Or hit in town at night in the Short North over... Read More

    Ohio, the heart state. - 7/10/2019
    I have lived in five sections of Ohio for a total of over 35 years. You just need to find what floats your boat! Ohioans are big on education, football, family and... Read More

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