Monday, September 20, 2010

The Post vs. MCEA: Primary Results

The Post editorial page started going after MCEA back in February, trying its best to affect the appeal of the union's support. Well, the primary returns are in and the endorsements can be compared. So who had the better record - the Post or MCEA?

The newspaper and the union disagreed on fourteen positions. Here are the results of their choices.

So when the Post and MCEA went head-to-head, the union won in 11 of 14 races.

Here are their records from 2006 through 2009.

So during this period, when the Post and MCEA made opposing endorsements, the union won in 8 of 11 races. This means that the result of the Post's anti-MCEA campaign has been to increase the union's comparative winning percentage.