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Ohio 6th District - Johnson vs. Wilson


Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson (R)*

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Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson (D)

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Ohio Snapshot

RCP Ranking: Toss Up
2012 Key Races:
President | Senate | OH-7 | OH-16

----------PAST KEY RACES----------

2010: Governor | Senate | OH-1 | OH-6 | OH-10 | OH-12 | OH-13 | OH-15 | OH-16 | OH-18
2008: President | OH-1 | OH-2 | OH-15 | OH-16
2006: Sen | Gov | OH-1 | OH-2 | OH-15 | OH-18
2004: President | Senate

Polling Data

PollDateSampleJohnson (R)Wilson (D)Spread
Final Results----53.346.8Johnson +6.5

Race Analysis

Eastern Ohio is a slice of Appalachia, a district that is older, whiter, and poorer than the country as a whole.  It is also a more conservative version of the district that sent Charlie Wilson to Congress for two terms, having been made a few points more Republican in the 2012 redistricting.  Wilson took his 2010 re-election for granted, which was a mistake; he was upended by Bill Johnson in a close race.

Wilson is back for a second try, and polls show a fairly close race.  If Ohio breaks for Romney, Johnson would be a clear favorite; if not, Wilson has a real shot.