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Sat Jan 25, 2020, 07:06 PM

 

Does a newspaper endorsement make a difference?

I can't say that my opinion about a candidate is affected by a newspaper's endorsement. I'll read it to see what they have to say and consider their opinion but if they happen to endorse the candidate I choose to vote for, it's a coincidence. I have a lot of respect for the Washington Post, the New York Times and my local Chicago Tribune. I respect their opinion. But in a primary election, I've got my own agenda.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 07:12 PM

1. Newspaper endorsements mean very little nowadays.

 

Circulations are down except in a few major cases. Information is widely available on the internet for voters to research the candidates and form their own opinions.
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 08:08 PM

2. What's a newspaper?

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 08:08 PM

3. It's a cumulative thing.

 

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 08:11 PM

4. Yes. I think their importance has diminished from their heights, but to win an endorsement

 

like the DMR is a feather in Elizabeth Warren's cap.
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 08:12 PM

5. Well there is this

 




538 says it's good for a 3 point bump.
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 08:38 PM

6. Back in 2016

 

fewer than 5 newspapers in the entire United States endorsed Trump; he won anyway. So, no, I don't think it makes a difference anymore.
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2020, 12:02 AM

7. It does to some people, for better or worse.

 

I donít think it has the institutional sway it used to. Certainly various media have their political perspective.
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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2020, 12:15 AM

8. The ONLY thing that matters is getting people to go out and vote

 

Endorsements dont matter, polls dont matter

VOTING matters!
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