Barrack Obama wins election with 7 days to go according to the gumball poll taken at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
See press NCC release below:
One week before Election Day, the National Constitution Center announces the results of its gumball election. Today’s tally shows that Obama has won 61% of the vote with a total of 16,784 gumballs.
In conjunction with the Headed to the White House exhibition and the Center’s Election ’08: The Power of We initiative, visitors of all ages have had the opportunity to cast a vote for president in the Center’s Grand Hall Lobby and see the most up-to-date results with a running tally of colored gumballs. Each gumball signified a vote for either John McCain (red), Barack Obama (blue), or a third party candidate (white). John McCain received 33% of the vote with a total of 9,175 gumballs, and third party candidates received 6% of the vote with a total of 1,772 gumballs.
Obama took an early lead at the Center, receiving 58% of the vote during the first week of gumball voting in September. His lead remained steady throughout the following months, but took a substantial jump following the final presidential debate on October 15, bringing him to 64% of the vote.
Elections are sticky and chewy business. Do we believe that gumballs have the ability to predict the outcome of presidential elections? We’ve decided to wait and see what the people have to say. Vote on election day and chew gumballs because they taste good. Want to buy gum balls? To shop online visit Gumball.com or go to your local Walmart.