Every poll says the presidential race is a dead heat so we thought we would go beyond the numbers and really try to figure out what’s going on.
And we have.
If more N.C. State basektball fans go to the polls than UNC fans, then Gov. Romney has the election in the bag. Likewise, if Carolina fans outnumber State fans, then President Obama gets another four years. Dukies? Well, they’re split pretty evenly — 47% prefer Romney and 45% prefer Obama, well within the margin of error. Who knew the fans of the Cameron Crazies wouldn’t be rabid for one candidate?
It’s an interesting predictor, but it’s not the most accurate. For that, we turn to the Washington Redskins: if the Redskins win their last home game before the election, the incumbent party stays in power. It’s only been wrong once since 1936. The Skins are playing the hapless Carolina Panthers Sunday.
For other unusual election prognosticators go here.
— John Robinson