NEWYORK. Taking a look at our daily endorsement tally so far (see link below), the Obama-Biden ticket has a hefty lead in both total newspapers and total circulation. But another figure that favors the Democratic candidates is the number of newspapers that have endorsed Sen. Obama despite supporting President Bush’s reelection in 2004.
At least twenty-six newspapers have switched their support to the Democrat, while only four newspapers (all in the South) endorsing Sen. McCain supported John Kerry in 2004.
In California alone, the Obama-Biden ticket picked-up six newspapers that endorsed President Bush in 2004.
He also gained a few papers, such as the Los Angeles Times and Cleveland’s Plain Dealer that did no endorse either candidate in 2004.
The full tally of all endorsements has Obama ahead by about 115 to 40, as of today.