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I know these things are easy to dismiss, but here’s my belief: Wouldn’t you feel better next week if President Obama were declared the winner in Scholastic’s Presidential Poll?
After all, their survey’s been wrong only twice – in 1948 and 1960, two exceptionally close elections.

So, follow me beyond the Kos Kurl so we can further discuss Those Things That Don’t Matter But Kinda Do.

So, sure, it’s silly, but I know I feel better that Obama’s leading in both 7-Eleven’s coffee-cup polling: http://www.7-eleven.com/...
and is holding a commanding lead in Halloween mask sales: http://www.sfgate.com/...

Here’s the amazing thing about that 7-Eleven poll: There doesn’t seem to be much science behind it – 7-Elevens aren’t even in all 50 states – yet its numbers in 2004 and 2008 were eerily accurate:

2004 Election         7-Election     U.S. Voters
George W. Bush        51%             50.7%
John Kerry               49%             48.3%

2008 Election         7-Election     U.S. Voters
John McCain             46%             45.7%
Barack Obama           52%             52.9%

Right now? Obama’s leading Mitt Romney 60%-40%:
http://www.7-eleven.com/...

Anyway, here’s a link to the Scholastic poll. Grab your wee ones and let them vote, assuming your kids are Democrats. And if they aren’t, well, clearly you’ve failed as a parent.
http://magazines.scholastic.com/...

The voting link is on the right side of the page, and the poll closes this Wednesday, Oct. 10.

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