This is a big deal via the Hotline’s Josh Kraushaar:
Overall, early vote turnout OH up 2.44% in state. Down -4.1% in Obama/Kerry counties; up 14.39% in Bush/McCain counties.
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) November 6, 2012
This is another piece of evidence that falls in line with what Ed Morrissey reported earlier about the overall early vote counts looking very good for Mitt Romney.
What’s especially important is that many of these state polls we saw coming out of Ohio reflected just the opposite of what we’re learning this morning from actual hard counts.