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Election winner is unmasked.

  1. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Don't trust the poll numbers?
    Here's an alternative that, if history is to be believed, is an accurate predictor of who will be the next POTUS. Halloween mask sales!

    A retailer Spirit Halloween, says that in the last four general elections the candidate whose Halloween mask sold the most won. The retailer is predicting Obama will win this year because his Halloween masks are outselling Romney's nearly two-to-one.

    According to the company CEO and president Steven Silverstein, "Our presidential index has proven to be a consistent and accurate predictor of the next president for nearly two decades." Newsmax reports Silverstein says that since his company began keeping the records, they have observed a consistent pattern that Halloween mask sales predict the winner of the general election:

    "Bill Clinton outsold Bob Dole by 71 percent to 29; George W. Bush outsold Al Gore by 57 percent to 43 and Bush outsold John Kerry by 65 percent to 35. Obama outsold McCain by 60 percent to 40."

    According to Silverstein, at about five weeks to Halloween, Obama masks are outselling Romney masks by 69 percent to 31.
    While skeptics scoff at the predictive significance of "Halloween mask poll," saying Spirit Halloween is only trying to advertise its products, ABC News reports that sales records at BuyCostumes.com, another costume retailer, corroborate the claims made by Spirit Halloween Stores. BuyCostumes.com's Halloween mask sales have correctly predicted the winner in at least three past elections against Spirit Halloween Stores' four.
    The Huffington Post also reports that sales records at BuyCostumes.com show that Obama masks are outselling Romney Halloween masks by more than 30 percent.
    But there are significant anomalies. BuyCostumes.com website features graphs showing that Obama Halloween mask sales are ahead of Romney's in Texas, a fact that critics say points to the predictive inaccuracy of mask sales because Texas is strongly Republican. The graphs also show that Romney mask sales are beating Obama mask sales in Massachusetts, a state analysts say is expected to vote Obama.
    Other notable patterns include the fact that Paul Ryan masks are outselling Romney masks in Alabama by a very wide margin, and Biden masks make up nearly 49 percent of Democratic mask sales in North Carolina.

    Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/3 … z27nwf714f

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds pretty scientific to me! lol

      But doesn't the taller candidate usually win? Romney has 1/2 - 1 inch on Obama.

      2 university think tanks that haven't been wrong with their presidential predictions in decades have each picked a different winner. Somebody's goin' down this year!

      According to Intrade, Romney's toast...badly burned toast.

      I'm just ready for it to be over so that Congress can get back to work. Yeah, I know - wishful thinking on my part.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image91
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I think everyone has some wishful thinking going on!

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      Sooner28posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I hope this is right!

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    Just today I heard about the new chia heads-- chia Obama and chia Romney. I wonder what those sales are predicting .... and who's a head?
    Of course, some people may have bought  a chia Obama last election year, and no one needs two, so the incumbent factor may skew the prediction.

    Then there's this. Sales are down.:

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago
    1. Mighty Mom profile image91
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What? No girl (pink=Red) vs. boy (blue) baby births?
      There's gotta be one of those somewhere!

      Or how about this?

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Budlight :-)

  4. carol3san profile image60
    carol3sanposted 4 years ago

    I'll take the Budlite...LOL

  5. khmohsin profile image60
    khmohsinposted 4 years ago

    Hi every one,
    It is quite different from the pole games. The actual influences are made some where else. and them made the public views toward it.
    I don't think so that Obama and his party will overcome again in the poll