The Tuesday advantage of candidates endorsed by American newspapers

Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon

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This article documents the electoral advantage of candidates who have a newspaper endorsement published on Election Day compared to other endorsed candidates. I provide evidence that this advantage is not driven by a selection effect, suggesting that it is instead explained by readers deciding how to vote based on endorsements read on Election Day. Moreover, candidates who have a different political orientation from their endorsing newspapers benefit more from this endorsement than other candidates. These results are based on a newly-compiled dataset matching county-level data of 826 endorsed candidates’ election results with newspaper and county characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)865–886
Number of pages22
JournalThe B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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