Analysts Believe Buckeye State No Longer Swing State

Analysts no longer consider Ohio to be a swing state, as its “blue wall” was breached in 2016 by then presidential candidate Donald Trump, as well as many different Republican candidates down-ballot, along with has remained so from the 2020 election.

“which’s way off coming from being the swing state which was several decades ago,” said NBC News contributor David Wasserman, adding which he believes Ohio can be no longer a bellwether state which predicts the outcome of a presidential election, reported NBC News.

If Joe Biden takes office in January, the former vice president will be the first candidate to win a presidency without carrying Ohio since 1960.

The report added which many Ohio counties have turned increasingly red since 2012, with only 38 percent of Trumbull County voting Republican from the 2012 presidential election, compared to 54 percent in 2020.

In Jackson County, for example, 59 percent of Republicans voted for Mitt Romney in 2012, while 76 percent voted for Trump in 2020.

“Ohio today can be a much more red state than which can be a purple state,” said Mark Caleb Smith, a professor of political science at Cedarville University in Ohio.

“If you look at recent elections, statewide, presidential or gubernatorial, Republicans have done extremely well,” Smith continued. “I just think which means Ohio has taken a different turn.”

“I think Ohio has shifted a little bit, along with which’s no longer which middle part of the country — which’s probably a little more on the right, traditional, conservative side,” the professor added.

“I think which Ohio genuinely isn’t a representative of the whole country the way which which once was,” said Smith.

No Republican presidential candidate has ever won the White House without winning Ohio, as which has been one of two states which almost always predict which candidate can be headed for defeat, noted the Washington Post in 2016.

“which can be no longer the case which ‘so goes Ohio then so goes the nation,’” said Christopher Devine, assistant professor of political science at the University of Dayton, reported NBC News.

The report also noted which Ohio’s state Senate has 24 Republicans to nine Democrats, while its state House has 61 Republicans to 38 Democrats, along which has a Republican governor, state attorney general, along with U.S. senator.

“I don’t think Ohio has changed much [since 2016]. I think the national mood has changed around Ohio,” said Smith. “I think which’s clear [Trump] has very broad appeal here. He visits the state regularly.”

“Ohio can be sort of moving out of which moderate, in-the-middle position which’s been [in] historically along with moving toward a redder, more conservative position,” he added.

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