I'm sure the word here in Columbus is quite different from the word in Cleveland or Cinci.
Columbus is different because it's very white collar compared to the other major cities in Ohio. Not much in the way of manufacturing here, so we haven't been as hard hit in the last ten years jobs wise. Most of those jobs went away 20-25 years ago here. The only major manufacturing jobs are at the Honda plant in Marysville, but it's not union. Columbus is also very much a college town, so that adds another element to the puzzle demographics wise. OSU isn't all that liberal, but as with most campuses it leans to the left a little.
I work on campus, so what I hear a lot of is the enthusiasm for Obama, but that's to be expected. I have to admit that I never really felt a big buzz for Hillary. I think she tends to do better in places that are more blue collar and union.
We've got our share of the 30%'ers that still support W, and those folks were buzzing about Romney before he dropped out.
I can't really make much of a prediciton. I'm certain that Obama will win my congressional district, and will take central Ohio, but as for places like Toledo, Cleveland/Akron/Youngstown, and Cinci I'm betting those will be very close. I'll have to see how things are after the debate tomorrow.