Newspaper endorsements in the United States presidential election, 2008

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During the 2008 United States presidential election, newspapers, magazines, and other publications made general election endorsements. As of November 4, 2008, Barack Obama had received more than twice as many publication endorsements as John McCain; in terms of circulation, the ratio was more than 3 to 1, according to the detailed tables below.

According to Editor & Publisher magazine, as of November 3, 2008, there were 273 newspapers endorsing Barack Obama compared to 172 for John McCain. By comparison, the magazine reported that before election day in 2004, John Kerry received 213 endorsements compared to 205 for George W. Bush.[1]

UWIRE, in its Presidential Scorecard, reported that Barack Obama led John McCain by 86 to 2 in college newspaper endorsements, as of November 4.[2]

The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies reported that Barack Obama led John McCain by 57 to 0 in endorsements among its 123 member newspapers as of October 31, 2008.[3]

Cumulative endorsements
As of 4 November 2008
Publications Obama McCain
Publications Circulation Publications Circulation
Daily newspapers[4] 296 30,580,459 180 11,917,481
Weekly newspapers 111 3,951,905 32 333,392
College newspapers 78 768,000 2 16,479
Magazines and other 10 5,226,633 1 178,780
Switched Parties from 2004 66 11
Total 495 40,526,997 215 12,446,132

John McCain[edit]

Barack Obama[edit]

Not endorsing[edit]

The following explicitly chose not to endorse any candidate.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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