Newspaper endorsements in the 2004 United States presidential election

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During the 2004 United States presidential election, the online edition of Editor & Publisher, a journal covering the North American newspaper industry, tabulated newspaper endorsements for the two major candidates, Republican incumbent George W. Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry. As of November 1, 2004, their tally shows the following:

  2004 2000
Bush Gore Neutral,
Bush 190 94 8 88
Kerry 208 43 94 71

They note that 43 papers which had endorsed Bush for the 2000 election switched to endorse Kerry for 2004, whereas 8 papers which had endorsed Al Gore in 2000 switched to endorse Bush for 2004.

They also listed 18 papers, all of which endorsed Bush in 2000, that declared their neutrality for the 2004 election.

They note that the total daily circulation of the papers that have endorsed each candidate is 20,791,336 for Kerry vs. 14,455,046 for Bush.

The following is a partial list of the endorsements:

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