Obama vs. Romney Coffee Cup Contest Provides Eerily Accurate Election Results

obama vs. romney coffee cups Debate shmebate! The real determining factor of who is winning this presidential election come November 6 seems to be ... FOOD! Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama was revealed as the winner of Family Circle's Presidential Cookie Bake-Off. (And pssstt ... the winner of that competition usually takes the White House!) Today, we're looking at a whole different kind of "unabashedly unofficial and unscientific competition": 7-Eleven's 7-Election Presidential Coffee Cup Poll!

The convenience store chain encourages coffee drinkers to pick a blue coffee cup for Obama or a red one for Romney. Fun! And as of today ... it's looking like one candidate has a major lead on the other. Can you guess who?


Turns out, Obama is leading with 60 percent of "votes," while Romney currently has 40 percent. (Oh, and Big Bird is the top write-in candidate ... Just kiiidddin'!) Not only do Obama cups have such a strong lead over Romney's, but he has since the first day the poll opened on September 6, when he snagged 57.2 percent of cups! Awesome! (Guess we can safely conclude coffee drinkers prefer to move "FORWARD"?)

Sure, figuring out who will win the presidency by way of coffee cup certainly is bizarre. But hey, if getting a caffeine fix from a partisan cup gets people fired up and ready to go to the polls, I'm all for it.

Plus, funny enough, just like with the Presidential Bake-Off, the results of 7-Eleven's contest have predicted with the winner of the general election in the past three elections. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that six million cups were cast for candidates in the past versus just 1,000 adults who are usually polled by Gallup? Not too shabby! 

Check out this awesome widget that tracks daily results. (Bet CNN's green with envy!)


Would you "cast your vote" in 7-Eleven's poll -- or do you prefer not to publicize your political views on your coffee cup?

Image via 7-eleven.com

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