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(CNN) — On pins and needles awaiting the results of November’s election, or falling asleep combing through the latest polling data? The answer might be more convenient than you think.

The 7-Eleven chain of stores is running a fourth “7-Election” campaign to predict the winner of the 2012 presidential election. While the method – having customers select either a red Romney or blue Obama cup for their coffee – is decidedly unscientific, the results in previous installments have closely mirrored those of the last two elections, and accurately predicted the winner in all three.

2000 Election 7-Election U.S. Voters

  • George W. Bush* 21%** 47.9%
  • Al Gore 20%** 48.4%

2004 Election 7-Election U.S. Voters

  • George W. Bush* 51% 50.7%
  • John Kerry 49% 48.3%

2008 Election 7-Election U.S. Voters

  • John McCain 46% 45.7%
  • Barack Obama* 52% 52.9%

*Elected.

**In the 2000 7-Election, all cup sales, including unmarked “nonpartisan” cups, were tallied. In…

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