How much do newspaper endorsements sway voters? That’s hard to quantify but it may be a good indicator of pending results when newspapers who haven’t endorsed a republican candidate for president in 40 years such as the Des Moines Register made the switch to endorse Governor Mitt Romney recently.
Here’s a list of the newspapers that made the switch from endorsing Obama in 2008 and today are endorsing Mitt Romney.
- The Des Moines Register (Iowa)
- The Quad-City Times (Iowa, Illinois)
- The Reno Gazette-Journal (Nevada)
- The Orlando Sentinel (Florida)
- The South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Florida)
- The Naples Daily News (Florida)
- Florida Today
- Pensacola News Journal (Florida)
- The Daily Tribune (Michigan)
- The Daily Herald (Chicago, Illinois)
- The Houston Chronicle (Texas)
- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)
- The Tennessean
- The Los Angeles Daily News (California)
- The Long Beach Press-Telegram (California)
- The Reporter (Vacaville, California)
- The New York Observer
- The Vancouver Columbian (Washington State)
- The Billings Gazette (Montana and Wyoming)
- The Pasadena Star-News (California)
- The Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming)
- The Bluefield Daily Telegraph (West Virginia)
- Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise (Massachusetts)
- The Layfayette Journal and Courier (Indiana)
- The Joplin Globe (Missouri)
- The Shreveport Times (Louisiana)
- The Cape Cod Times (Massachusetts)
- Worcester Telegram & Gazette (Massachusetts)
Adding to that the Gallop polls just released indicate that early voting has Romney ahead of Obama 52% to 45%.
Another interesting development is that some Black communities in the Chicago area are not supporting Obama as they did in 2008. For the scoop on this development see this great post from a fellow blogger. Click Here For Story
The most important thing to remember is that every vote counts and regardless of what the polls say it’s important to vote. You may vote early or of course on election day but please – do vote!
You may also contact your local election official to learn more about early voting in your area. Click here.
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