By 1812Blockhouse

Let’s pose a hypothetical. Divide the state of Ohio into seven regions of similar political views. Would you group Delaware County with Franklin County? Eastern or Central Ohio?

The Washington Post did just that earlier this week in a post written by David Weigel entitled “The Seven Political States of Ohio.” The piece, the latest in The Post’s profiles of key swing states, sets out to identify how Ohio “ticks” in regard to partisan politics.

If you guessed “Columbus” by the way, good for you. Our county was the only one outside of Franklin grouped with the City of Columbus, and not a part of Central, which includes the entire Columbus exurban region and also extends west to the Indiana border.

The Post describes the Columbus “state”‘s political leanings this way. “Racially diverse, and with an economy that does not rely on manufacturing, it has become an easy fit for Democrats.”

Overall, the piece is an interesting read. It can be accessed below.

The seven political states of Ohio

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Warning: This graphic requires JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript for the best experience. Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Tenth in a series on swing states After 2016, Ohio’s status as a swing state was in jeopardy.

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