Presidential Race Maps Writing on the Wall

Obama: Big Lead In Newspaper Endorsements

Posted Oct 31, 2008 at 1:43 AM by Maurice Berger

In another sign of Obama's dominance, Editor & Publisher reports that the Democrat maintains a significant lead in newspaper endorsements: 234 to 105, as of Friday afternoon. In 2004, Kerry barely edged out Bush in endorsements, 213-205. The website reports: "The circulation of the Obama-backing papers stands at over 21 million, compared with McCain's 7 million. . . . At least 47 papers . . . have now switched to Obama from Bush in 2004, with just four flipping to McCain. In addition, several top papers that went for Bush in 2004 have now chosen not to endorse this year, the latest being the Indianapolis Star in key swing state Indiana."