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Romney Will Beat Obama in November — According to This 84% Accurate Cockroach Race
The results are in. Mitt Romney has won a close, but decisive victory over Barack Obama in the New Jersey Pest Management Association’s (NJPMA) 15th Presidential Cockroach Derby.
The NJPMA holds this race every four years — yes, it is a publicity stunt. However, the group claims to have an 84% accuracy rate in predicting election results.
Every four years, the New Jersey Pest Management Association pits two Madagascar hissing cockroaches against each other in a race for the White House. The bugs “race” on a three foot track, decked out in pop-up caricatures of the candidate they represent.
This year—the 15th “presidential cockroach derby”—the Romney roach had a decisive win over Obama’s insect. What does that mean for the President?
According to Leonard Douglen, the association’s executive director, the roach races have an 84% prediction rate. Back in 2008, Obama’s bug beat McCain’s, and in the Bush v. Gore race, the Gore roach won “by barely an antennae’s length.” Unsurprisingly, that race was mired in controversy—much like its real-life counterpart.
CBS source story