The 1976 United States Senate election in Ohio took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican senator Robert Taft, Jr. ran for re-election to second term. Democrat Howard Metzenbaum, who had briefly served in the Senate in 1974, unseated Taft in a rematch of the 1970 election.
Metzenbaum: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70%
Taft: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70%
- Richard B. Kay, Cleveland attorney and perennial candidate
- Howard Metzenbaum, former State Senator from Lyndhurst and interim United States Senator in 1974
- James D. Nolan, nominee for Ohio Secretary of State in 1966
- James V. Stanton, U.S. Representative from Cleveland
|Democratic||James V. Stanton||400,552||37.26%|
|Democratic||James D. Nolan||62,979||5.86%|
|Democratic||Richard B. Kay||35,522||3.30%|
|Republican||Robert Taft, Jr. (incumbent)||1,823,774||46.52%||3.16|
|American Independent||Donald E. Babcock||36,979||0.94%||1.00|
|Independent||Emma Lila Fundaburk||33,285||0.85%||N/A|
|Socialist Workers||Melissa Singler||31,805||0.81%||0.11|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
- "Our Campaigns - OH US Senate - D Primary Race - Jun 08, 1976".
- "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 2, 1976" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
- "Our Campaigns - OH US Senate Race - Nov 02, 1976". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2019-04-19.