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7-11 Polling for Presidential Election with Coffee Cups

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- The general election is less than a month away, and many people are closely watching the polls to see how candidates are doing.  One company has a very unique way of polling.

7-11s in the Tri-Cities and all over the country are polling using different colored coffee cups. They have a red cup if you want to vote for Senator John McCain, a blue cup if you will vote for Senator Barack Obama, and a white cup if you're undecided. 

This is the third election year 7-11 has taken a poll like this.  In the past two elections, 7-11's results have coincided with the popular vote.  An employee at a 7-11 in Kennewick says locally, more people are choosing red cups, voting for McCain. However, nationally 58% of people have chosen the blue cups, and 42% have picked red.

Click On-Air links to go to the 7-Election website where you can track the national and state poll numbers.