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Results: Clinton thanks Ohio for win against Obama
  • Ohio voters gave Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton's flagging campaign a crucial win March 4 over Sen. Barack Obama after a tough battle in the delegate-rich state.
  • "You know what they say," Clinton said. "As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. Well, this nation's coming back and so is this campaign."
  • Obama appealed most strongly to younger voters, while older voters favored Clinton, according to exit polls.
  • Republican victor, Sen. John McCain, overwhelmingly won Ohio moderates and conservatives, but he lost the evangelical vote to Huckabee, according to exit polls. Huckabee dropped out of the race after McCain’s victory became clear in both Ohio and Texas.
Latest State Polls
Likely Democratic primary voters' choice for nominee in 2008:
Clinton
48%
Obama
43%
Unsure
9%
Likely Republican primary voters' choice for nominee in 2008
McCain
58%
Huckabee
26%
Paul
8%
Unsure
8%
The Democratic Ohio “poll of polls” consists of six surveys: Reuters/C-SPAN/Houston Chronicle/Zogby (Feb. 29-March 2), Quinnipiac (Feb. 27-March 2), University of Cincinnati "Ohio Poll" (Feb. 28-March 2), American Research Group (Feb. 29-March 1), Cleveland Plain Dealer/Mason-Dixon (Feb. 27-29), and Fox News/Opinion Dynamics (Feb. 26-28). The Republican Ohio “poll of polls” consists of three surveys: Reuters/C-SPAN/Houston Chronicle/Zogby (Feb. 29-March 2), the University of Cincinnati "Ohio Poll" (Feb. 28-March 2), and American Research Group (Feb. 29-March 1).
Demographics

11,353,140
Population
85.0%
White
11.5%
Black
0.2%
American Indian/
Alaska Native
1.2%
Asian
0.0%
Native Hawaiian/
Pacific Islander
1.4%
Mixed Race
.8%
Other Race
$40,956
Median Household Income
10.6%
Percentage Income in Poverty, 1999
13.3%
Percentage Age 65 and Up
21.1%
Percentage with College Degree
1.9%
Percentage Hispanic
5.4%
Unemployment Rate as of 11/2006
The Associated Press
Past General Elections
2004 Bush (R) 50.8% Kerry (D) 48.7%
2000 Bush (R) 50% Gore (D) 46.4%
1996 Clinton (D) 47.4% Dole (R) 41%
1992 Clinton (D) 40.2% Bush (R) 38.3%
1988 Bush (R) 55% Dukakis (D) 44.1%
1984 Reagan (R) 58.9% Mondale (D) 40.1%
1980 Reagan (R) 51.5% Carter (D) 40.9%
1976 Carter (D) 48.9% Ford (R) 48.7%
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Past Highlights
DEMOCRATS
1992: Ohio was among six states captured by Bill Clinton on June 2, which gave him enough delegates to clinch his status as the Democratic presidential nominee.
1984: Sen. Gary Hart eked out a slim victory over Walter Mondale -- the first win in an industrial state for Hart's campaign that would later end in scandal.
1980: President Jimmy Carter overcomes a late surge by Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy to win the primary and clinch the party nomination.
1976: Carter captured 53 percent of ballots compared with second-place Morris Udall, who garnered 21 percent of the vote.
REPUBLICANS
1976: President Gerald Ford won 55 percent of the vote against Ronald Reagan, who, despite a late-starting campaign, won 45 percent.
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Primary Process
Eligible voters in both the Democratic and Republican parties will go to the polls on primary day, set for March 4, 2008, and cast ballots in their respective contests. Most of the Democratic delegates will be awarded proportionally based on voting in congressional districts. Most of the Republican delegates will go to the candidate who wins a statewide majority of the votes.

Sources: Ohio Democratic and Republican parties.
Current Government
Governor: Ted Strickland (D) re-election 2010
Senator: George Voinovich (R) re-election 2010
Senator: Sherrod Brown (D) re-election 2012
U.S. House delegation: 7 Democrats, 10 Republicans, 1 vacant
State Senate: 12 Democrats, 21 Republicans
State House: 46 Democrats, 53 Republicans
State Capital: Columbus
Local Media
Newspapers:
Cincinnati Enquirer
Cleveland Plain Dealer
The Columbus Dispatch
Toledo Blade
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Columbus: WBNS
Cleveland: WEWS
Toledo: WNWO
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