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