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7-Eleven Coffee Cups Predicting Presidential Election

Coffee shops have long been popular campaign stops for politicians, but the convenience store chain 7-Eleven has taken the politicization of coffee to new heights.

The company’s participating stores are selling to-go coffee cups for each presidential candidate — blue for Obama and red for Romney — and tracking the sales results. The promotional campaign is called 7-Election.

If the thoroughly unscientific results are any indication, things are looking good for Obama, who as of this writing was leading in sales at 58 percent, compared to Romney’s 42 percent. It’s worth noting that several Southern and Western states are not participating, but the current 7-Election results state-by-state can be found here.


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