7-11 coffee has accurately predicted the last 3 presidents

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7-11 coffee has accurately predicted the last 3 presidents

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:53 pm

Didn't put this in the political thread, because it's just kind of fun.

Yet...eerily accurate...

http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/10/02/7-eleven-election/?hpt=ea_mid&hpt=hp_bn11

http://www.7-eleven.com/7-Election/NationalResults.aspx
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Re: 7-11 coffee has accurately predicted the last 3 presiden

Postby count2infinity on Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:58 pm

i wonder how many cups are taken by people that just aren't paying attention and grab one.
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Re: 7-11 coffee has accurately predicted the last 3 presiden

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:59 pm

I wound up with a Nader cup a few years ago and I don't even drink coffee.
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Re: 7-11 coffee has accurately predicted the last 3 presiden

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:59 pm

count2infinity wrote:i wonder how many cups are taken by people that just aren't paying attention and grab one.


Are you implying that there is a deliberate sampling bias? :)
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Re: 7-11 coffee has accurately predicted the last 3 presiden

Postby JS© on Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:33 pm

columbia wrote:
count2infinity wrote:i wonder how many cups are taken by people that just aren't paying attention and grab one.


Are you implying that there is a deliberate sampling bias? :)


Wouldn't be out of the question.

Click on PA and look at the cities. All out east, centered around Philly.
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Re: 7-11 coffee has accurately predicted the last 3 presiden

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:46 pm

lol @ South Carolina being a "blue" state. Sample size is limited to two towns near Charlotte.
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Re: 7-11 coffee has accurately predicted the last 3 presiden

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:50 pm

It only takes a small randomly distributed sample size (relative to the population of registered voters) to get an accurate representation of the outcome of any election.
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