Diversity. Ohio's demographics used to mirror the nation but as other states become more racially diverse, Ohio is now a little whiter, less educated and older than America overall. That helped Trump rack up a bigger victory in Ohio. "Trump got amazing margins in a lot of white, working-class counties. That more than made up for the urban vote. Ohio really swung hard to Trump tonight – we'll have to see where it all ends up but the state should be significantly more Republican than the nation this year, perhaps more than it has been in some time," said Kyle Kondik, author of "The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President"
Anti-Establishment. Trump, who has never held public office, ran as the ultimate outsider and as someone who pounded away at political parties, the media and other institutions. "This was a year when a lot of voters — a majority of voters were very dissatisfied with how things were going," Beck said. "They were dissatisfied not only with the state of things but with the political establishment." Clinton, on the other hand, was seen as the ultimate political insider who has been in the public eye for three decades as first lady, U.S. Senator from New York and U.S. Secretary of State.