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Nov 4, 2012 No Comments ›› Snooper

Excerpted from BIG JOURNALISM: According to the University of California, Santa Barbara American Presidency Project study of the top 100 newspaper editorial endorsements, Mitt Romney has seen a vast wave of switches from 2008 Obama endorsers. Obama, meanwhile, has seen only one newspaper that endorsed John McCain come around to endorse him. At the same time, many newspapers have also switched from Obama to “no endorsement.”

Here are the stats. As of today, 11 newspapers that endorsed Obama in 2008 have now endorsed Mitt Romney:

The New York Daily News;
Long Island Newsday;
Houston Chronicle;
Fort Worth Star-Telegram;
Orlando Sentinel;
Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel;
Nashville Tennessean;
Des Moines Register;
Illinois Daily Herald;
Los Angeles Daily News;
Los Angeles Press-Telegram.

The only newspaper that endorsed McCain in 2008 and has switched to Obama now is the San Antonio Express-News. Meanwhile, another seven papers that endorsed Obama in 2008 have switched to no endorsement.