Ohio

Ohio

No Republican has ever won the White House without winning Ohio. The last Democrat to win the White House without winning Ohio was John F. Kennedy in 1960. Starting with Lyndon Johnson in 1964, the presidential candidate who won Ohio has also won the presidency. See 2020 primary results

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COUNTIES TO WATCH

Cuyahoga County
Democrats need a strong performance here -- in the county home to Cleveland -- in order to win the state. Democrats are looking for close to 70% here.
Delaware County
In the Columbus area, one of the few suburban counties in the state where Mitt Romney in 2012 outperformed Donald Trump in 2016. Democratic support here would be indicative of a shift in their favor.
Montgomery County
Home to Dayton, Montgomery has voted for the winner in nearly all major statewide elections in the last two decades. (2004’s presidential election was the most notable exception.)
Wood County
This North Ohio county, which includes the city of Bowling Green, has tilted toward the winner in almost every statewide election in the last two decades.

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PAST RESULTS

2016 Ohio president
Candidate%Votes
Trump
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51.8%
2,841,005
Clinton
43.7%
2,394,164
Johnson
3.2%
174,498
Stein
0.8%
46,271
2018 Ohio senate
Candidate%Votes
Brown
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53.4%
2,355,924
Renacci
46.6%
2,053,963
2018 Ohio governor
Candidate%Votes
DeWine
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50.4%
2,231,917
Cordray
46.7%
2,067,847
2018 Ohio house
12republicans4democrats

DEMOGRAPHICS

Ohio population estimate (2019): 11.7 M
US population estimate (2019): 328.2 M

RACE

Ohio
US
White
82% OH
73% US
Black or African American
12% OH
13% US
Hispanic or Latino
4% OH
18% US
Asian
2% OH
5% US
Other
<1% OH
5% US
Native American
<1% OH
<1% US
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
<1% OH
<1% US

INCOME

Ohio
US
Household median income
$54,533 OH
$60,293 US
Unemployment rate (10/2020)
5.6% OH
7.9% US
Population under federal poverty level
14% OH
14% US

EDUCATION

Ohio
US
Bachelor's degree or higher (Adults 25+)
28% OH
32% US

Notes

  • All times ET.
  • Not all candidates are listed.
  • CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.
  • "Flipped seat" denotes a race where the 2020 projected winner is from a different party than the previous winner or incumbent.
  • Both Maine and Nebraska allow electoral votes to be split. In Maine, two of four electoral votes go to the statewide winner and one electoral vote goes to the winner in each of the two congressional districts. In Nebraska, two of five electoral votes go to the winner of the statewide vote. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each of Nebraska's three congressional districts.