Ohio Gov. John Kasich was front and center selling Issue 2 in the weeks leading up to the November general election, even starring in a video encouraging Ohioans to get out and vote “yes” on Issue 2 released the morning of election day.
Some people — like Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern — say one way to look at the Issue 2 referendum is as a referendum on Kasich.
Comparing results from the 2010 gubernatorial race to results from the Nov. 8, 2011, election in this map, you can see how counties that went big for Kasich in 2010 felt about Senate Bill 5. Two major items of note:
- The six counties that were Kasich’s biggest fans in 2010 were the biggest fans of SB 5 in 2011.
- But every other county that voted for Kasich in 2010 said “no” to SB 5.
Click here to see how election results in your county compare. Use the menu in the top left hand corner of the map to choose which results you want to look at, and roll over your county to see the numbers.
(Our map was produced by StateImpact Database Reporting Coordinator Matt Stiles.)