The Nation: WHO'S FOR WHOM

The voters are not the only ones having trouble making up their minds. Many newspapers took longer than usual to issue endorsements. A survey by Editor & Publisher magazine shows that 26% of America's daily newspapers (168 out of 661 responding) endorsed neither candidate; in 1972 that figure was 23%.

Among the prominent onlookers are the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, which leans clearly to Carter but is sticking to a 24-year tradition of not officially endorsing anybody. According to E & P, whose questionnaire was answered by 38% of U.S. dailies,...

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