7-Eleven Predicts Obama Win

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US President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One on October 3, 2012 upon arrival at Buckley Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado. Obama is in Denver, Colorado for the first presidential debate. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Forget the latest polls, because 7-Eleven has it figured out: President Obama will be re-elected. The convenience store chain is promoting its “7-Election” coffee campaign, which has correctly predicted the results of the last three elections. The premise for the poll is simple--customers pick either red or blue cups based on their candidate of choice, and 7-Eleven keeps track of the cup count. So far, Obama’s winning with 60 percent of customers choosing the blue cup to 40 percent opting for Mitt Romney red. “While we have never billed 7-Election as scientific or statistically valid, it is astounding just how accurate this simple count-the-cups poll has been — election after election," CEO Joe DePinto said.