7-Eleven’s coffee cup poll correctly predicts Obama’s reelection

While many national polls and political pundits predicted a win for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a significantly less scientific public opinion tally correctly called a win for President Barack Obama.

The national convenience store chain 7-Eleven held its fourth 7-Election presidential campaign coffee cup poll — and following Obama’s win on Tuesday its record is four for four. The President won 59 percent of cup “votes,” with Romney capturing the remaining 41 percent, according to the 7-Election website.

Between Sept. 6 and Election Day, patrons of 7-Eleven stores across the country could “cast a vote” for the presidential candidate of their choice, by purchasing their coffee in a red, Romney cup or a blue, Obama cup. There was also the option of using a regular green 7-Eleven cup for those who wished to remain nonpartisan.

The current President was leading the coffee cup poll from the very beginning, and all throughout the contest, but his lead slipped to 15 percentage points following his poor showing in the first presidential debate, according to a 7-Eleven press release. After the other three debates, Obama’s lead increased again, but ‘Mittmentum’ cut that lead down to 12.8 percentage points in the days following the third debate. The arrival of Hurricane Sandy once again increased the President’s lead, and he stood 17 percentage points above his GOP challenger the day before the election.

Obama secured 50.4 percent of the votes in the actual presidential election, compared to Romney’s 48.0 percent, according to Real Clear Politics. The difference between the real percentages and the 7-Election polling can be explained by the fact that more 7-Eleven stores are in urban and suburban areas, which are generally more Democrat-heavy, and fewer stores are in rural areas, which tend to be more Republican.

Even though 7-Election is openly unscientific, it might be time for political commentators to pay attention to a public poll that has an accuracy rating of 100 percent over four tough-to-call presidential elections.

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  1. Tiffany says:

    I like coffee, but it makes me nervous and jittery. Sometimes I will drink some coffee and then dance around the living room while I listen to Meatloaf and Hank Williams Jr. songs until the caffiene wears off. I don’t listen to Bruce Springsteen because he makes me nervous and jittery.

    As a girl reporter, I think next time, 7-11 should use donuts instead of coffee, I love donuts, don’t you? I think that if they used donuts, the Republicans would win next time. The older ladies at my church are all Republicans, but not Mormons, and they are always eating donuts and drinking Big Gulp’s and complaining about their “Muffin Tops”, so they are a shoe-in.

    Also, we need to find out what kind of donuts Blacks, Mexicans and Asians like, because that will help us pull them into the Republican way of life!

    Do you think Karl Rove (Bush’s Asshole) likes donuts? He looks like he does, but I think Donald Trump likes carrot cake. Can you find out for me?

    Toodles,

    Tiffany

    1. Jude Ryan says:

      Oh you girls! You should be brewing the coffee, not drinking it. And make those donuts. President Romney would let you leave work early to get home in time to cook for your men,but now I guess you will still be lugging home those frozen entrees. Yew!

  2. Mike says:

    Obama/Biden 2012

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