12 Silly Ways to Predict the Election

Eyebrows, donuts, Chia pets, Halloween masks, and other less-than-scientific indications that Obama will beat Romney.

| Fri Oct. 5, 2012 6:01 AM EDT

If you want a fairly good sense of who will prevail in the presidential election, you could check out the numbers at TPM's Polltracker or the latest FiveThirtyEight forecast. But if you're less concerned with stuff like sample sizes, margins of error, or statistical rigor, you might consult any of these less than scientific indicators of who will win the White House.

 


In case you lost track, that's eight indicators favoring Obama, one favoring Romney, and three with no clear favorite. Take that, Nate Silver.

Get Mother Jones by Email - Free. Like what you're reading? Get the best of MoJo three times a week.