The state of Ohio has chosen a Democrat the last two elections, only giving up their eighteen electoral votes to a Republican back in 2004. Today, Ohio is right in the middle, and this toss-up state could go either way if one candidate were to make a strong run later in 2016. With no clear candidate holding their own in Ohio, expect this state to see plenty of rallies as the election draws near. The last time a Republican won they took 50.8% of the votes, so both sides realize those votes are still up for grabs.
The Republican party is going to have their work cut out for them if they want to score all ten of the Wisconsin electoral votes. The Democrats have won this state easily in the last three elections, and while considered a toss-up in 2016, past voting patterns seem to favor the Democratic nominee.
10. New Hampshire
Despite having only four electoral votes, do not underestimate the power behind the voters in New Hampshire. Second to Iowa, the candidates both want their hands on New Hampshire for one reason: the undecided voters in the state of New Hampshire are considered wild cards in the February primary.
Early numbers from Rothenberg & Gonzales show that the Democrats hold a lead in the electoral votes, but looking at how small of a percentage is needed to win the swing states, just about anything can happen when those voting curtains close. States not included in this list, like Michigan, hold sixteen electoral votes that could move a candidate right into the White House. These 10 states that will decide the fate of 2016 presidential elections are sure to be very busy in the upcoming months.