The Washington Post is widely considered more of a left-leaning publication, though this is debated question. A Pew survey conducted in 2014 indicated that individuals with more liberal views read publications such as The Washington Post, with conservative readers generally preferring newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal. Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington Post in 2013, and has libertarian leanings that some believed would influence the editorial pages of the paper.
The Washington Post has appeared to support Democratic political candidates in the past. However, Besos has contributed to both Democratic and Republican political campaigns. In spite of its owner's political leanings, The Washington Post is generally considered a center-left publication.