2020 General Election Editorial Endorsements by Major Newspapers

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Significant deviations from a paper's party or ideological history are listed in the footnotes
Last Updated on October 20 @ 11:25 PDT

Scorecard

Joe Biden
Democratic
Donald Trump
Republican
DID NOT
ENDORSE
Total Endorsements 39 2 5
Total Circulation 8,937,948 200,205 799,265
       
Endorsed Clinton in 2016 34 0 4
Endorsed Trump in 2016 0 1 0
Endorsed Johnson in 2016 1 0 0
Did not endorse in 2016 3 1 1
"NOT Trump" in 2016 1 0 0
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Newspaper Circulation Endorsee Published 2016 Endorsee
USA Today 1,377,299 Biden October 20 NOT Trump
The Wall Street Journal 999,924 Does not endorse candidates
The New York Times 877,463 Biden October 6 Clinton
Los Angeles Times 677,412 Biden September 10 Clinton
Chicago Tribune 516,471 Biden September 25 Johnson
New York Post 416,122     did not endorse
Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN) 357,167 Biden October 9 Clinton
The Washington Post 355,100 Biden September 28 Clinton
The Boston Globe 331,123 Biden October 6 Clinton
The Philadelphia Inquirer 289,780 Biden October 11 Clinton
Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg) 286,305 Biden October 7 Clinton
The Seattle Times 246,891 Biden July 24 Clinton
The Denver Post 243,757 Did not endorse Clinton
Newsday (Long Island, NY) 228,841 Biden October 10 Clinton
Houston Chronicle 227,700 Biden October 11 Clinton
The Buffalo News 221,944 Biden October 17 Clinton
San Francisco Chronicle 203,681 Biden October 3 Clinton
Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA) 201,384     did not endorse
The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ) 189,248 Did not endorse Clinton
amNewYork 188.989     Clinton
The San Diego Union-Tribune 184,386 Biden October 2 Clinton
The Dallas Morning News 178,749 Did not endorse Clinton
The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ) 175,413 Biden August 27 Clinton
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) 175,366 Biden October 11 Clinton
Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN) 167,899 Does not endorse candidates (1)
The Orange County (CA) Register 165,014     NONE
Detroit Free Press 164,333 Biden September 20 Clinton
Metro New York 160,264      
Daily News (New York, NY) 160,263     Clinton
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 155,315 Does not endorse candidates (1)
East Valley Tribune (Tempe, AZ) 154.846      
La Raza (Chicago) 153,620      
Honolulu Star-Advertiser 150,881 Biden October 15 Clinton
San Jose Mercury News 150,595 Biden September 5 Clinton
Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 143,449 Biden August 23 Clinton
The Baltimore Sun 138,114 Biden September 25 Clinton
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel 129,434     NOT Trump
Kansas City Star 126,662     Clinton
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 126,067 Biden October 10 Clinton
The Oregonian (Portland, OR) 122,941 Biden September 27 did not endorse
The Sacramento Bee 120,712     Clinton
The Miami Herald 115,625     Clinton
Orlando Sentinel 111,952 Biden August 28 Clinton
Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate 109,659     Clinton
Las Vegas Review-Journal 109,575 Trump October 3 Trump
Chicago Sun-Times 108,533 Biden August 21 Clinton
La Opinión 104,037     Clinton
The Virginian-Pilot (Hampton Roads, VA) 103,816 Does not endorse candidates (1)
San Antonio Express-News 102,151 Biden October 11 Clinton
The Hartford Courant 102,150 Biden October 18 Clinton
The Fresno Bee 101,106     Clinton
The Indianapolis Star 100,384     did not endorse
African American News (Houston) 97,519      
The Columbus (OH) Dispatch 95,646 Biden October 14 Clinton
Grand Rapids Press 93,762 Did not endorse Clinton
Albuquerque Journal 93,749 Did not endorse NONE
Investor's Business Daily (Los Angeles, CA) 91,371     did not endorse
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX) 90,679     NOT Trump
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock) 90,630 Trump October 18 did not endorse
News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) 90,212     Clinton
Charlotte Observer 89,485     Clinton
The Cincinnati Enquirer 89,335     Clinton
Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY) 88,798     Clinton
Omaha World-Herald 87,641 Biden October 11 Clinton
Times Union (Albany, NY) 86,320 Biden October 18 Clinton
Austin American-Statesman 83,626 Biden October 18 NONE
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) 79,022     Clinton
The Morning Call (Allentown, PA) 76,968 Does not endorse candidates
Richmond Times-Dispatch 73,942     Johnson
The Palm Beach Post 72,328 Biden October 9 did not endorse
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) 71,482     Clinton
The Birmingham News 71,480     Clinton
West Valley View (Tempe, AZ) 69,827      
Reading Eagle 69,353      
LNP (Lancaster, PA) 67,990     Clinton
The Des Moines Register 67,683 Biden October 3 Clinton
Boston Herald 66,931     NONE
The Philadelphia Tribune 65,838      
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) 65,818 Biden October 9 Clinton
Dayton Daily News 65,622 Does not endorse candidates (1)
Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) 65,483     Clinton
Metro Philadelphia 64,493      
The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK) 64,444     NONE
Anchorage Daily News 63,586      
The Blade (Toledo, OH) 63,399     did not endorse
The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) 63,385     NONE
The Record (Hackensack, NJ) 61,539     Clinton
Asbury Park Press 60,690     Clinton
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) 59,910     Clinton
The Express-Times (Easton, PA) 59,468      
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) 59,467 Biden October 4 Clinton
The Patriot-News (Mechanicsburg, PA) 59,180      
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ) 58,167 Biden October 7 Clinton
Villages Daily Sun (FL) 56,506      
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) 55,680 Biden October 11 Clinton
The Akron Beacon Journal 55,156     Clinton
Warren Weekly (MI) 55,026      
Sarasota Herald-Tribune 54,154     did not endorse
The Monitor (McAllen, TX) 53,169      
Lexington (KY) Herald Leader 52,796     Clinton
The Times of Northwest Indiana 52,777     NONE
The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA) 52,064 Biden October 10 Clinton
The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) 51,190     Johnson
The Gazette (Colorado Springs) 50,720     did not endorse

El Paso Times

50,070     Clinton

 Graph of number of endorsements observed for up to 107 days before election

 

Last Updated

October 20, 2020

Citations

Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, "2020 General Election Editorial Endorsements by Major Newspapers."
The American Presidency Project. Ed. John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California. 1999-2020.

Data compiled by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley after reviewing original editorials of the listed newspapers.

(1) See footnotes on our 2012 endorsements page (http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/2012_newspaper_endorsements.php)

• Top 100 Newspapers determined by circulation data as of March 2020 provided by Alliance for Audited Media (Arlington Heights, IL 60005).