By Dan McDermott
Warren County Report Newspaper
If John McCain and his supporters have seemed angry at recent rallies it isn’t because they’ve been drinking too much coffee.
7-Eleven customers currently give Barack Obama a 20 point advantage in the company’s 7-Election poll of coffee drinkers. The Democrat Illinois Senator is leading by 60% to 40% over Republican McCain of Arizona.
Obama leads in all but three participating states. In North Carolina McCain is ahead by 2 points and in New Hampshire McCain is holding a 52-48 advantage. The two are tied 50-50 in West Virginia.
While of dubious scientific merit, the choices 7-Eleven coffee drinkers have made in the past two presidential contests have proven to be almost exactly correct nationally and close on a state-by-state basis.
According to 7-Eleven’s website, the 2000 7-Election had George Bush 1 point over Al Gore. In 2004, the tally gave Bush 51% and John Kerry 49%.
According to an employee at the new 7-Eleven in Crooked Run Center in North Warren County, VA (who said she planned to write-in Micky Mouse Nov. 4th) several customers return throughout the day to buy a second or third cup and boost their candidate’s score. Most customers purchase a cup with no logo. She figures they are independents.
7-Eleven serves more than 1 million cups of coffee per day.