Ohio is notoriously known as a crucial battleground state that holds a lot of weight in the outcome of a general election. Ohio can almost be considered a make or break state, based on the history of candidates who win the electoral vote in Ohio, typically end up winning the overall general election. This was true in 2004 when Ohio chose George W. Bush over John Kerry by a slight margin of 2% (Bush ended up going on to win the general election). In 2012 we see again that the results of Ohio predicted the overall outcome when Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in another close result of just 3% (Obama wen on to win the General election). So as we can see based on those results and the statistic that dates back to 1944, only one general election has ever sided with a losing candidate (Nixon over Kennedy in 1960).
Based on those statistics and many others like them, Ohio has the highest percentage of accuracy when it comes to voting for the winning presidential candidate. Needless to say, the importance of Ohio in the general election process, is very high.
So what is the current status of the 2016 presidential race in Ohio?
According to RealClearPolitics, in a recent poll conducted on September 12th, Hilary Clinton is ahead of Trump by 7 points. In another poll conducted by FiveThirtyEight, Hilary has 56.7% of the electoral vote, ahead of Trump with 43.2%. Both of these sites used statistics to predict the outcome of the general election in Ohio, and both sites concluded that Hilary is likely to come out on top.
Whether or not these predictions will find themselves to be true or not, stay tuned to this page for constant updates about the 2016 Presidential Race in the state of Ohio.