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I haven't started paying any real attention to polls until the last week. It looks like there are very few undecideds, but still enough of them to change the outcome.

I'd say that after the first debate, we will have a pretty good idea of the outcome. Romney has frittered away the summer and the convention season; to have a chance I think he needs a home run in that first debate.

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Yeah I noticed that too. It was 1% but in the other direction. And 21:20 is not the same as 50.5:49.5 - more like 52.5:47.5 - so a 5% difference.

Again I point to the large number who continue to buy non-partisan cups. These people are (mostly) not undecideds - they don't want anyone to bother them about the choice they made.

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I read about this somewhere too. Every election, it seems there is some new bell-weather that has always predicted the outcome. Until it doesn't.

Btw, I noticed what appears to be an error: "The one percent difference reflected the country's final official tabulation, with Bush beating Gore by less than one percent." Unless my memory is worse than I thought, Gore got about half a million more votes than Bush.

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That's pretty interesting, actually. I mean, I've seen all the election-related stuff, but I never thought they made an attempt to track it statistically.

I have never in my entire life put a sign on my lawn, worn a campaign-related t-shirt, bought a pro-anyone cup of coffee, or put a bumper sticker on my car. Not because I don't have political beliefs, but because I have no interest in being harassed by strangers who disagree with my beliefs. Note that around 60% of cup buyers also chose the non-partisan cups.

I did, however, find that my father-in-law stuck a John Kerry bumper sticker on my car at a family function. He said he did it so we'd "fit in with our neighbors". Obviously, he knew nothing about where we lived, which was around 75% Republican.

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Though the polls have yet to open, you can cast your vote for president now at 7-Eleven. The 24-hour convenience store is asking coffee customers to select their candidate by choosing their coffee cups: red for former Governor Mitt Romney and blue for President Barack Obama.

The promotion, dubbed "7-Election 2012," isn't exactly scientific. Yet in past presidential election years, the coffee cup poll has proven accurate. A breakdown of previous percolated predictions: In 2000, George W. Bush received 21 percent of the 7-Election votes; Al Gore received 20 percent (the non-partisan cups were also part of the counting). The one percent difference reflected the country's final official tabulation, with Bush beating Gore by less than one percent. In 2004, George W. took on John Kerry. In the 7-Election Bush came out on top with 51 percent, and in the U.S. election, Bush received 50.7 percent of Americans' votes. In 2008, Barack Obama received 52 percent of the 7-Election votes (52.9 percent of the U.S. votes) while John McCain received 46 percent (45.7 percent of the U.S. votes).

There aren't any hanging chads at 7-Eleven locations, and unlike the U.S. polls, 7-Eleven counts theirs electronically. The specially marked cups are tabulated instantly when the purchase is made and the results are tracked on the 7-Election website. (You can even check your state to see who is ahead.) In a company press release, 7-Eleven, Inc. President and CEO Joe DePinto said, "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." According to DePinto, "Each day, almost 7 million Americans visit our neighborhood stores on their way to work, after school, or while they're out and about. Around 1 million of those purchase a cup of 7-Eleven coffee." You could say voting at 7-Eleven might even be easier than going to the official polling sites, as approximately 25 percent of the U.S. population lives within one mile of a 7-Eleven store and there are nearly 9,000 locations throughout the U.S.

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