By Sam Baker - 10/25/12 09:06 PM EDT
There is reason to believe the president's healthcare law could be a liability in the state, in addition to its poor approval ratings nationwide.
Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure last year opposing the health law's individual mandate. The issue was on the ballot on the same night as a high-profile measure making it easier for public employees to unionize.
That issue galvanized labor groups, and their victory was seen as a strong sign of Democratic strength in the state — but even with such high Democratic turnout, voters overwhelmingly rejected a central piece of Obama's healthcare law.