Ohio State Profile

Election Schedule

Presidential/State Primary:2016-3-15
CD 8 Special General:2016-6-7

Election Vitals

Governor:John Kasich (R) unable to seek re-election 2018 due to term limits
Senator:Rob Portman (R) re-election 2016
Senator:Sherrod Brown (D) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 48.9%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 48.7%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 40.9%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 51.5%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 40.1%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 58.9%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 44.1%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 55.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 40.2%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 38.3%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 47.4%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 41.0%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 46.4%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 50.0%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 48.7%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 50.8%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 51.5%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 46.9%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 50.7%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 47.7%

Previous Election Results, other races

1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Taft Republican 1,678,721 50.0%
Lee Fisher Democratic 1,498,956 44.7%
John Mitchel Reform 111,468 3.3%
Zanna Feitler Independent 65,068 1.9%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
George Voinovich Republican 1,922,087 56.5%
Mary Boyle Democratic 1,482,054 43.5%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
George Voinovich Republican 543,833 72.3%
David McCollough Republican 208,011 27.7%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike DeWine Republican 2,666,736 59.9%
Ted Celeste Democratic 1,597,122 35.9%
John McAlister Libertarian 117,466 2.6%
John Eastman Natural law 70,738 1.6%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Theodore Celeste Democratic 375,205 43.9%
Marvin McMickle Democratic 208,291 24.3%
Richard Cordray Democratic 202,345 23.7%
Daniel Radakovich Democratic 69,620 8.1%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike DeWine Republican 1,029,860 79.5%
Ronald Dickson Republican 161,185 12.4%
Frank Cremeans Republican 104,219 8.0%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Taft Republican 1,865,007 57.8%
Timothy Hagan Democratic 1,236,924 38.3%
John Eastman Independent 126,686 3.9%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
George Voinovich Republican 3,464,651 63.9%
Eric Fingerhut Democratic 1,961,249 36.1%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Eric Fingerhut Democratic 672,989 70.8%
Norbert Dennerll Democratic 277,721 29.2%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
George Voinovich Republican 640,082 76.6%
John Mitchel Republican 195,476 23.4%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Strickland Democratic 2,435,384 60.6%
J. Kenneth Blackwell Republican 1,474,285 36.7%
Bill Peirce Non partisan 71,468 1.8%
Robert Fitrakis Non partisan 40,965 1.0%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Strickland Democratic 634,114 79.2%
Bryan Flannery Democratic 166,253 20.8%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
J. Kenneth Blackwell Republican 460,349 55.7%
Jim Petro Republican 365,618 44.3%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sherrod Brown Democratic 2,257,369 56.2%
Mike DeWine Republican 1,761,037 43.8%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sherrod Brown Democratic 583,776 78.1%
Merrill Keiser Democratic 163,628 21.9%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike DeWine Republican 565,580 71.7%
David Smith Republican 114,186 14.5%
William Pierce Republican 108,978 13.8%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kasich Republican 1,889,186 49.0%
Ted Strickland Democratic 1,812,059 47.0%
Ken Matesz Libertarian 92,116 2.4%
Dennis Spisak Green 58,475 1.5%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ted Strickland Democratic 630,785 100.0%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kasich Republican 746,715 100.0%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rob Portman Republican 2,168,742 56.9%
Lee Fisher Democratic 1,503,297 39.4%
Eric Deaton Constitution 65,856 1.7%
Michael Pryce No pty aff 50,101 1.3%
Daniel LaBotz Socialist 26,454 0.7%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lee Fisher Democratic 380,189 55.6%
Jennifer Brunner Democratic 304,026 44.4%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rob Portman Republican 667,369 100.0%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sherrod Brown Democratic 2,762,757 50.7%
Josh Mandel Republican 2,435,740 44.7%
Scott Rupert Independent 250,617 4.6%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kasich Republican 1,944,848 63.6%
Edward FitzGerald Democratic 1,009,359 33.0%
Anita Rios Green 101,706 3.3%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Edward FitzGerald Democratic 366,056 83.1%
Larry Ealy Democratic 74,197 16.9%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kasich Republican 559,671 100.0%

State Demographics

Population 11,544,225
Percentage White 82.7%
Percentage Black 12.2%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.2%
Percentage Asian 1.7%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.3%
Percentage Other Race 0.8%
 
Percentage Hispanic 3.2%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 80.6%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 12.1%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.5%
 
Median Household Income $46,829
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 38.8%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 16.3%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 6.8%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 22.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 71.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 2.5%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 14.8%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 45.8%
Percentage with a College Degree 25.2%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 34.0%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 24.5%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 15.8%
 
Unemployment rate 4.4%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.1%
 
Percentage Married Couples 46.8%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 17.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.2%

Last updated 12:16am July 28, 2016