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Fri Nov 2, 2018, 02:26 AM

Ohio Voters Are More Likely to be Old, White, Without Higher Education and Non-Affiliated with a

Ohio Voters Are More Likely to be Old, White, Without Higher Education and Non-Affiliated with a Political Party


When former president Barack Obama won the state of Ohio in the electoral college, he did so by earning 23 percent more votes than Mitt Romney in 2012. However, just four years later, the current sitting president Donald Trump won the state by six points.

The New York Times published an analysis of the state today, trying to figure out what the 2016 election and Ohio's reputation as a "purple state" would mean for the 2018 midterm election, the gubernatorial race in particular. In 2016, many working-class democrats flipped parties to vote for Trump, a candidate who promised to add jobs that would benefit average, working-class Americans.

In Ohio, Trump said employers “weren’t hiring for years and years and years,” when in fact, the unemployment rate was 4.8 percent when he took office — close to what economists consider “full employment.” He also said during his visit back in May that “all of a sudden, we have jobs,” even though the number of job openings has been steadily increasing since mid-2009.



There has been a 20 percent increase since he's taken office, but as Fact Check stated on inauguration day, "Trump won the election while claiming 'our country is stagnant,' even though he inherited an economy that was experiencing steady if unspectacular growth in output, jobs and incomes.” The reality of the situation is that the job market was on the rise before Trump even took office.

Read more: https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/11/01/ohio-voters-are-more-likely-to-be-old-white-without-higher-education-and-non-affiliated-with-a-political-party

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Fri Nov 2, 2018, 03:57 AM

1. No kidding!

Just not good jobs where I live.

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