'Most Purple Town In Ohio' Is Facing A Tough Choice In 2016 Race
Voters in New Waterford, Ohio, split right down the middle for Romney and Obama in 2012. They're having a similarly tough time with the 2016 race.By Matt Picht | May 24, 2016
As primary season draws to a close and both political parties turn toward the general election, it seems like everyone is trying to predict how the swing states will vote in November. And some outlets are getting a little bit more granular than others.
"You might look at a small village like New Waterford and say, 'Well, we've got to win that type of a mindset to win the whole country.' And that's probably absolutely true," the Columbiana County Board of Elections Director Adam Booth said.
Bloomberg visited New Waterford, Ohio, to find out how voters in this major swing state feel about the upcoming election. The site bills it as the "most purple town in Ohio" — a large part of the town identifies as independent.