Presidential Election Results 2008 for Ohio

I looked at the The New York Times map of the 2008 election results and saw something interesting for Ohio. President-Elect Obama won the four of the most populous counties by a significantly large percentage when compared to the rest of the state. Whereas the voting percentages for most of the counties hovered around 50%, Obama won the most populous county, Cuyahoga with 68.5% of the vote. When you look at the number of voters, the margin of victory in this one county was about equal to the Obama margin of victory for the entire state. Despite Obama’s dominance in the most populous counties, the state favored Obama by a more modest 51.2%. Like California there is a strong difference of opinion between the large cities and the rest of the state.