Posted in: Odd News

7-11 Cup Poll Pegs Obama As Likely Winner

7-11 coffee cup winner

7-11, purveyor of all things needed at 3 am after a bar crawl, is a few weeks deep into their unofficial election cup poll, and the chain is reporting that Barack Obama is pulling ahead as a likely winner in the coffee cup wars.

Polling is a serious science, and 7-11 is in no way, shape or form endorsed by political scientists as a valid method of gauging the sentiment of any one electorate. That said, the 7-11 coffee cup poll has correctly predicted the winner of the last three elections.

And who does 7-11 peg as the current leader via its unofficial coffee cup polling? Barack Obama, with a 60 percent lead over Mitt Romney’s 40 percent, even in some GOP strongholds like South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

Bill Spain of MarketWatch reports that Romney is only coffee-cupping ahead in two states, and his lead is smaller:

“As of Tuesday, Romney was ahead in just two states, Idaho and West Virginia. He does not break 60% in either of them while the president is well ahead of that number in several, including California, Washington, New Mexico and Iowa … New Hampshire is tied.”

Of course, given the uncontrolled nature of the polling done by 7-11 via coffee sales, several factors could be contributing to Obama’s coffee poll dominance.

7-11 coffee cup poll

It could be that Dems drink more coffee overall, or more wealthy Republicans can afford pricier Starbucks coffees. Or, it could be that many Romney supporters are quieter about their affiliation and opt for a non-partisan cup when selecting their daily brew.

Have you voted in the 7-11 election cup poll?

Articles And Offers From The Web


12 Responses to “7-11 Cup Poll Pegs Obama As Likely Winner”

  1. Connie Daniels

    well because having been in jobs where people don't really care about their jobs and only want a pay check, and possibly most likely do not care about this stupid cup thing, would not diligently make sure equal amounts of cups are always out to choose from, as you said it is just a cup of coffee…BUT trust me were Obama cups ahead they would pounce on it and make it known because it does subliminally influence people who do not take the time to read up on candidates and only see headlines and commercials.

  2. Josh Goad

    A majority of americans are thoughtless anyway. This cup poll has predicted past election extreamly accurate. If look at media polls and the science behind it you would find gaps of logic larger than the ones you describe. Therefore predicting the outcome is impossible

  3. Tonya Hart

    to bad the only ones I seen in the store was for Obama…a little bias or is it that romney was all sold out?

  4. Anonymous

    Maryland is a blue state, but I live on the very rural, very red Eastern Shore where Romney yard signs abound. All three of the 7elevens I tried this morning were out of Obama cups, yet they had stacks of Romneys in multiple locations. I finally settled for a regular green cup. One manager told me that he never gets enough Obamas to last through mid-morning, but had bags of Romneys in the back.

Around The Web