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Nov 7, 2012

Obama v Romney: who the swing state newspapers endorsed

Who have the swing state newspapers backed in the race for the White House? Crikey reads their editorials today.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

The votes are still being counted, but the verdict of US newspaper editors is in. The result from their editorials: a narrow victory for President Barack Obama, who scored 41 endorsements to Mitt Romney’s 35. But watch out for the swing states, where it’s a different story.

Big-selling liberal papers The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times both backed the incumbent; so did The Economist, The Washington Post and New Yorker magazine. The New York Daily News, however, switched support to the Republican candidate.

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