The Tuesday Advantage of Candidates Endorsed by American Newspapers

Leite Lopez De Leon, Fernanda (2013) The Tuesday Advantage of Candidates Endorsed by American Newspapers. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 13 (2). 865–886. ISSN 1935-1682

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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.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Julie Frith
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2013 11:57
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 00:03
DOI: 10.1515/bejeap-2012-0043

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