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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:09 PM

7-eleven has Obama as a clear winner of the elections

According to their count of Blue Obama cups and Red Romney cups sold, President Obama is way ahead. I read that this "polling" has been more accurate for the last three elections than the actual polls.

I was really happy looking at the map until it showed Texas as a solid blue. Regardless, it is remarkable that the blue cups are outselling the red ones in such a red state.

Here is a link to the 7-eleven map. It's fun to see who's sold more cups, not only by state, but also by city

here's the link:

http://www.7-eleven.com/7-Election/NationalResults.aspx

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Reply 7-eleven has Obama as a clear winner of the elections (Original post)
lunamagica Oct 2012 OP
surrealAmerican Oct 2012 #1
DemKittyNC Oct 2012 #2
NYC_SKP Oct 2012 #4
LiberalElite Oct 2012 #6
pnwmom Oct 2012 #12
NYC_SKP Oct 2012 #15
lunatica Oct 2012 #20
DemKittyNC Oct 2012 #7
johnlucas Nov 2012 #21
lunamagica Oct 2012 #9
DemKittyNC Oct 2012 #11
LisaL Oct 2012 #13
boingboinh Oct 2012 #3
LisaL Oct 2012 #5
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #8
LisaL Oct 2012 #10
Frank Cannon Oct 2012 #14
courseofhistory Oct 2012 #16
Drunken Irishman Oct 2012 #17
johnlucas Oct 2012 #19
johnlucas Oct 2012 #18

Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:21 PM

1. It's kind of hard to take that map seriously.

1. They gave part of Michigan to Wisconsin.
2. A lot of states are apparently not participating. Until I saw the map, I had thought all the states were participating.

I like seeing all the blue as much as anybody, but this is too light on actual information.

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:23 PM

2. This is very awesome

didn't I read somewhere that they have been extremely accurate at predicting Presidential races in the past as well? I would probably trust this polling over any other.

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Response to DemKittyNC (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:30 PM

4. They got it right in 2000, 2004, 2008...



Ask not what 7-Eleven can do for you — ask what 7-Eleven can brew for you!

Democracy is brewing this election season at the nation’s largest convenience store retailer. Beginning September 6,
7-Eleven customers will cast their ballots, blue or red, by simply purchasing their morning coffee.

Every four years, 7-Eleven unveils custom coffee cups for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees and
tracks customers' votes through purchases. Dubbed “7-Election”, the unabashedly and unscientific poll
has correctly predicted the presidential election for the past three election cycles – 2000, 2004 and 2008.
Voting ends on Election Day, November 6.

To honor early voting, 7-Eleven is celebrating CofFREE Day on September 28, one day before National Coffee Day, and inviting customers to
vote for free on Friday morning. Everyone across the U.S. can make a stop at participating 7-Eleven stores between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to
receive a free large-size cup of hot coffee, cappuccino, latte or tea, while supplies last. Now that's patriotism with a perk!

http://www.7-eleven.com/7-Election/Press.aspx

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:32 PM

6. Did all 50 states participate then?

How much of a predictor can these results be when they're missing 16 states?

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:24 PM

12. Exactly. And most of the missing states are red. n/t

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:10 PM

15. It's a crap predictor. It seems, for example, only one 7-11 is being used to represent Idaho.

I could be wrong but I don't think this is very scientific.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 09:08 AM

20. Unlike all the other polls which are all over the place right?

It's as good a poll as all the others are. Which doesn't mean I'm saying it's a good poll.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:34 PM

7. Don't brew, VOTE! :D

See, I knew I wasn't crazy and I read that somewhere. Thank you! It is good to see President Obama kicking ass even in the Java World

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:23 PM

21. They'll get it right in 2012 too

I especially love that current 59% Obama, 41% Romney result.

http://www.7-eleven.com/7-Election/NationalResults.aspx

John Lucas

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Response to DemKittyNC (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:34 PM

9. They have been extremely, eerily accurate for the past two elections

2004 Election

George W. Bush*

7-Election 51%

U.S. Voters 50.7%

John Kerry

7-Election 49%

U.S. Voters 48.3%

2008 Election

John McCain

7-Election 46%

U.S. Voters 45.7%

Barack Obama*

7-Election 52%

U.S. Voters 52.9%

I wonder if any of the official polls was this accurate?

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:59 PM

11. Wow that is close

Like I said I would probably trust this over actual polling since Gallup and the likes seem to be bought and paid for to swing in the favor of the candidate that they want to win. Thank you for that data!

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:25 PM

13. That's freaky.

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:24 PM

3. I wish they'd give the total # of cups sold for each State for each Candidate

 

It would be easier than to find a pattern and compare to 2008.

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:31 PM

5. Obama would win TX if only people under 40 voted.

Those are the ones out there buying sodas in 7-11.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:34 PM

8. TRu!

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:35 PM

10. It is true. According to the recent poll, while Romney is way ahead in TX, if only people

under 40 voted, Obama would win TX. So there is hope for TX yet (in 30 years?).

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:51 PM

14. Mormons don't drink coffee or tea.

Not even decaf, is my understanding.

Unless 7-11 also offers hot chocolate, I think that should be taken into account.

ON EDIT: I have just been informed that 7-11 DOES offer hot chocolate. So maybe it's not a big deal.

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:48 PM

16. Even though I'm not a coffee drinker, I think I'll buy a couple of cups anywah!

You can find your state at the link.



Colo. Spgs. where I am is 55% O 47% R

I read somewhere that these unscientific "coffee polls" have been pretty accurate in the past.

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:55 PM

17. While others are smart to point out that this isn't scientific at all...

It does give you a basic indication of where people are leaning. It makes sense. Who would grab the cup of the candidate they don't support? Most take pride in their candidate ... or at least, not voting for a certain candidate (I liked Kerry, but was never too keen on his campaign, still ... I took pride in showing everyone in red Utah that I wasn't supporting Bush) ... so, they'll grab the cup of the guy they support. Sure, some might feel pressured to pick a certain candidate they don't support, but in the end, I bet the number is statistically minimal.

Is Obama leading the real popular vote 59-41? No. Factor in the red states and that number declines ... but it does show you he's doing good in swing states and, with them never being wrong in the past, you can't definitively say it's not a good predictor until, you know, its predictions prove wrong.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 09:01 AM

19. Didn't I tell you in my thread, Drunken Irishman?

You doubted my conclusions about Obama's 15-20% lead in my Obama Landslide thread.
I know how this is gonna turn out & it's nice to see 7-Eleven of all places underline my view.
They got the last 2 elections right. This will be the 3rd.

This race ain't close.
Ain't never BEEN close.

I can't wait until the blowout & I can't wait to say 'I told you so' to all my doubters.
John Lucas

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Response to lunamagica (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:52 AM

18. Ah, right in line with my 15-20% margin of Obama's LANDSLIDE

Yep.
7-Election is one poll that you just might be able to count on.

I predicted an Obama landslide of 20% of the Popular Vote (15% minimum) in this thread posted on October 10th.

ELECTION SPOILER: Obama wins in a LANDSLIDE

All my reasoning is inside that thread.
But 7-Election like Intrade is where people put their money where their mouth is.
Talk is cheap, actions mean everything.
Watch where the dollars go.

This current tally of Obama 59% to Romney 41% falls RIGHT WITHIN my 15-20% margin of victory.
That's 18 points of Obama leading according to this October 22nd tally from 7-Eleven's 7-Election.
And we still have 2 weeks to go.

I never believed this race was close.
Media is invested in a horse race for ratings.
Republican operatives also influence things behind the scenes to get a more favorable picture of that failure Romney.

It's gonna be a landslide just like I said.
John Lucas

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