Campaign 2012
State Facts
Capitol:Columbus
Nickname:Buckeye State
Bird:Cardinal
Motto:With God, All Things are Possible
Electoral Votes:20
Democrat Delegates:159
Republican Delegates:91
Secretary of State
Name:John Husted
Address:180 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43266-0418
Phone:(614) 466-2655
Fax:(614) 644-0649
Email:None
Website:http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections.aspx
Election Vitals
Governor:John Kasich (R) re-election 2014
Senator:Rob Portman (R) re-election 2016
Senator:Sherrod Brown (D) re-election 2012
Election Schedule
Presidential/State Primary:March 06, 2012
Past Presidential Elections

2008

Barack Obama:51.5%
John McCain:46.9%

2004

John Kerry:48.7%
George Bush:50.8%

2000

Al Gore:46.5%
Ralph Nader:2.5%
George Bush:50.0%

1996

Bill Clinton:47.4%
Ross Perot:10.7%
Bob Dole:41.0%

1992

Bill Clinton:40.2%
Ross Perot:21.0%
George Bush:38.3%

1988

Michael Dukakis:44.1%
George Bush:55.0%
Previous Election Results, other races

2010 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jennifer BrunnerDemocratic304,02644.4%
Lee FisherDemocratic380,18955.6%

2010 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ted StricklandDemocratic630,785100.0%

2010 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ted StricklandDemocratic1,812,05947.0%
Ken MateszLibertarian92,1162.4%
John KasichRepublican1,889,18649.0%

2010 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Lee FisherDemocratic1,503,29739.4%
Rob PortmanRepublican2,168,74256.9%

2010 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Rob PortmanRepublican667,369100.0%

2010 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John KasichRepublican746,715100.0%

2006 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Bryan FlanneryDemocratic166,25320.8%
Ted StricklandDemocratic634,11479.2%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Sherrod BrownDemocratic583,77678.1%
Merrill KeiserDemocratic163,62821.9%

2006 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ted StricklandDemocratic2,435,38460.6%
J. Kenneth BlackwellRepublican1,474,28536.7%

2006 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Sherrod BrownDemocratic2,257,36956.2%
Mike DeWineRepublican1,761,03743.8%

2006 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
J. Kenneth BlackwellRepublican460,34955.7%
Jim PetroRepublican365,61844.3%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mike DeWineRepublican565,58071.7%
William PierceRepublican108,97813.8%
David SmithRepublican114,18614.5%

2004 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Norbert DennerllDemocratic277,72129.2%
Eric FingerhutDemocratic672,98970.8%

2004 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Eric FingerhutDemocratic1,961,24936.1%
George VoinovichRepublican3,464,65163.9%

2004 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John MitchelRepublican195,47623.4%
George VoinovichRepublican640,08276.6%

2002 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Timothy HaganDemocratic1,236,92438.3%
John EastmanIndependent126,6863.9%
Bob TaftRepublican1,865,00757.8%

2000 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Theodore CelesteDemocratic375,20543.9%
Richard CordrayDemocratic202,34523.7%
Marvin McMickleDemocratic208,29124.3%
Daniel RadakovichDemocratic69,6208.1%

2000 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ted CelesteDemocratic1,597,12235.9%
John McAlisterLibertarian117,4662.6%
Mike DeWineRepublican2,666,73659.9%

2000 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Frank CremeansRepublican104,2198.0%
Mike DeWineRepublican1,029,86079.5%
Ronald DicksonRepublican161,18512.4%

1998 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Lee FisherDemocratic1,498,95644.7%
John MitchelReform111,4683.3%
Bob TaftRepublican1,678,72150.0%

1998 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mary BoyleDemocratic1,482,05443.5%
George VoinovichRepublican1,922,08756.5%

1998 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
David McColloughRepublican208,01127.7%
George VoinovichRepublican543,83372.3%
Demographics
Population11,536,182
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up14.1%

Ethnicity

Percentage White82.7%
Percentage Black12.2%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native0.7%
Percentage Asian1.7%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race2.1%
Percentage Other Race1.1%
Percentage Hispanic3.1%
Percentage Non Hispanic White81.1%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black12.0%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English6.7%

Income

Median Household Income$45,090
Percentage Income in Poverty in 200915.8%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity20.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas66.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil2.8%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up44.9%
Percentage with a College Degree24.8%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers34.0%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers25.0%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers15.3%

Unemployment

Unemployment figures as of October 2012

Unemployment rate6.9%
Unemployment Monthly Change-0.1%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples47.1%
Percentage Married Couples with Children18.2%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work39.4%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.2%

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Historical Election Results

2012
Nov. 6, 2012Presidental General Election
March 6, 2012Presidental Dem Primary
March 6, 2012Presidental GOP Primary
2008
March 4, 2008Presidental Dem Primary
March 4, 2008Presidental GOP Primary

Latest Polls View All >

Monday, November 05
Ohio
Rasmussen Reports
Brown 50
Mandel 48
Brown + 2
Saturday, November 03
Ohio
NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist
Obama 51
Romney 45
Obama + 6
Wednesday, October 24
Ohio
SurveyUSA
Obama 47
Romney 44
Obama + 3
Ohio
Rasmussen Reports
Obama 48
Romney 48
Tie
Saturday, October 20
Ohio
Public Policy Polling
Obama 49
Romney 48
Obama + 1
Saturday, October 13
Ohio
Public Policy Polling
Obama 51
Romney 46
Obama + 5
Friday, October 12
Ohio
Rasmussen Reports
Brown 47
Mandel 46
Brown + 1
Thursday, October 11
Ohio
NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist
Obama 51
Romney 45
Obama + 6
Wednesday, October 10
Ohio
SurveyUSA
Obama 45
Romney 44
Obama + 1
Sunday, October 07
Ohio
Rasmussen Reports
Mandel 46
Brown 46
Tie
Friday, October 05
Ohio
Rasmussen Reports
Obama 50
Romney 49
Obama + 1
Monday, October 01
Ohio
Columbus Dispatch
Brown 49
Mandel 39
Brown + 10
Sunday, September 30
Ohio
Columbus Dispatch
Obama 51
Romney 42
Obama + 9
Wednesday, September 26
Ohio
CBS/New York Times/Quinnipiac
Obama 53
Romney 43
Obama + 10
Tuesday, September 25
Ohio
The Washington Post
Obama 52
Romney 44
Obama + 8
Saturday, September 15
Ohio
Rasmussen Reports
Brown 49
Mandel 41
Brown + 8
Tuesday, September 11
Ohio
Public Policy Polling
Brown 48
Mandel 40
Brown + 8
Sunday, August 26
Ohio
Columbus Dispatch
Obama 45
Romney 45
Tie
Ohio
Columbus Dispatch
Brown 44
Mandel 44
Tie
Wednesday, August 01
Ohio
CBS/New York Times/Quinnipiac
Obama 50
Romney 44
Obama + 6
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