Reported by, shockingly enough, the NYTimes:
As John Kerry celebrates his nomination with a coast-to-coast bus trip (this may be the first time the word “celebrates” has appeared so close to “coast-to-coast bus trip”) conservatives are complaining about his good press. They say that journalists’ liberal bias has colored the reviews of the Democratic convention and his speech.
But do journalists really want John Kerry to defeat George W. Bush? It depends where they work and how you ask the question, at least according to the unscientific survey we conducted last weekend during a press party at the convention. We got anonymous answers from 153 journalists, about a third of them based in Washington.
When asked who would be a better president, the journalists from outside the Beltway picked Mr. Kerry 3 to 1, and the ones from Washington favored him 12 to 1. Those results jibe with previous surveys over the past two decades showing that journalists tend to be Democrats, especially the ones based in Washington. Some surveys have found that more than 80 percent of the Beltway press corps votes Democratic.*snip*