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Newspaper endorsements shift from GOP to split in last 40 years

By on October 26, 2011

Micah Cohen analyzes newspaper endorsements and finds a shift from the right over the last 10 presidential elections, reports Steve Meyers. Republicans won 84 percent of editorial page endorsements from 1972 to 1988; Bill Clinton broke the streak. But do those endorsements matter? Well, the candidate favored by most newspapers has won 7 of the last 10 elections.