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This poll has a clear winner (Spoiler alert: It’s Obama)

Post by Cheryl Tucker on Sep. 27, 2012 at 6:34 am |
September 26, 2012 5:39 pm

Forget Gallup, Pew, Rasmussen and the other polls. They all show either a dead heat between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney or Obama slightly ahead – but still within the margin of error.

Over at 7-Eleven, there’s no such wishy-washiness. Its “abashedly unscientific” poll, which has predicted the winner in the last three presidential races, shows Obama clearly out in front: 58 to 42 percent as of Wednesday afternoon.

Customers make their preference known by buying their drinks in either a blue Obama cup or a red Romney cup.

Click here to check out its red state/blue state map. Click on individual states to see how 7-Eleven customers voted there.

Washington is slightly more pro-Obama than the national average: 60 to 40 percent. Romney is running ahead of Obama in only four states: Idaho, West Virginia, South Carolina and New Hampshire. Not in Utah? That’s surprising. And the crucial battleground state of Ohio – which no Republican winner has ever lost – is staunchly pro-Obama at 67 to 42 percent.

It should be noted that a whole swath of Southern states are among those where 7-Elevens are not participating in the informal poll, which likely affects the results quite a bit.

If you’d like to participate, you can vote for free on Friday. Participating 7-Elevens are celebrating CofFREE Day, one day before National Coffee Day, by inviting customers to have a free large coffee, cappuccino, latte or tea while supplies last between 6 and 10 a.m.

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