7-11: Great Results Bad Java
FiveThirtyEight.com, the polling site, is currently predicting a 51.2% to 47.2% popular-vote victory for Barack Obama over John McCain. Well, let me tell you something: FiveThirtyEight.com, with all its fancy charts and so-called methodology, has only been around since March. 7-Eleven has been around since 1927. And it has accurately predicted the outcome of the last two elections on its 7-Election.com site. What are their current numbers? Obama 57%, McCain 43%. How it works is simple, and believe me, you don't need a Ph.D. in math to understand it (unlike some other sites I know). You buy a cup of coffee at 7-Eleven and choose whether you want it in a McCain cup or an Obama cup. Simple. American. Vote with joe (though not necessarily for Joe). It appears on a big map. That's politics I can understand.
H/t to Cheryl Kopec.