Obama Leading in 7-Eleven's "7-Election Poll"

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Obama Leading in 7-Eleven's "7-Election Poll"

DALLAS -- As the final Presidential debate draws near pundits and analysts are crunching the numbers trying to determine who will win the race. While Sean Hannity or Chris Matthews will likely not cite 7-Eleven’s unofficial "7-Election" results, the poll accurately predicted the last two presidential races.

No ballots needed, the choice for customers is simple: a 20-ounce red coffee cup for Senator John McCain of Blue cup for Senator Barack Obama.

The 2008 poll, which began Oct. 1 and runs through Election Day, finds Obama leading the nation with 59.68 percent. In the contested state of Virginia, he has 61 percent. Of the 30 states with 7-Eleven stores, McCain leads three: North Carolina, West Virginia and New Hampshire.

"When 7-Eleven held its first 7-Election eight years ago, we had no idea what the final results would be or how popular the cup poll would become," 7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto said in a released statement.

"While we don’t bill this as a statistically valid study by any means, it does reach Americans in their hometowns," DePinto said in a released statement.