Can Halloween and a Trump mask determine which presidential candidate will become the new leader of the free world? Or, to be more specific, the sales of a Trump mask? If so, Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States of America, and Hillary Clinton is going to have one downright scary election night this November.
According to an AOL report, the presidential candidate who has sold more masks at Halloween leading up to the election has won the Oval Office position for nearly the last four decades. Right now, a Trump mask is one of the hottest selling trends for Halloween.
The history of this trend is deep and scary, especially if you are not a Trump supporter. Dating back to Richard Nixon’s presidential run, the candidate whose Halloween mask sells the most is far more likely to win the election, and history proves that this trend is accurate.
The Virginian-Pilot reported that costume industry index mask sales have correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1980, when Ronald Reagan outsold Jimmy Carter’s by 20 percent.
AOL also indicated that Donald Trump masks are outselling Clinton masks by seven percentage points, as the Deluxe Trump mask sell-through is at 76 percent while the Deluxe Clinton masks are selling at 69 percent.
Does something this outrageous really mean anything? Probably not, but it did bode well for Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan.
So while Pokemon, Star Wars, princesses and Suicide Squad characters also are in high demand this year, retailers are happy that 2016 is an election year.
If Trump does win the election on November 8, it will be a monumental upset. In fact, it could be considered the biggest upset in presidential history. Just one year ago, on Halloween, it was almost laughable for folks to believe that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee. That position belonged to Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, or Marco Rubio. Most political experts and politicians thought Trump would be gone from the race after the first or second GOP Debate.
Well, they were wrong. Not only did Trump beat out all of the 16 other candidates to win the GOP nomination, he is now giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money. Can the businessman actually become the first non-politician to win the White House?
Right now, Hillary Clinton leads in almost every national poll available known to man. A recent ABC poll has Clinton up 12 points, while NBC and CNN have her up seven percentage points, leading 48 percent to 41 percent.
But alas, these polls cannot be accurate, because scientific research and Halloween stores across the country have proven that all that really matters for a presidential candidate to win is selling the most masks for the big night of tricks or treats!
Nevertheless, at least Halloween gives everyone a chance to take the edge off of the political season and have a good laugh about it all. So if you are going out as Donald Trump on Halloween and happen to run into someone with a Hillary Clinton costume, give them a big hug and high five, and maybe share a piece or two of candy with them.
Whether you like Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, most people can agree that this political season has been much different than any in recent history, and many of us will be happy to finally see it end!
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