Halloween Costume Chain Uses Mask Sales To Predict Presidential Election

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 10:56 pm
By: News On 6

A Halloween costume chain says don't bother counting the votes — it already knows who's going to win on November 6.

Spirit Halloween has two locations in Green Country.

The nationwide chain says it can tell who's leading in the polls by how many Halloween masks it sells, and so far, President Obama is a runaway winner.

Local Republicans say they're not buying it.

"I would think that the more masks that were sold for a candidate, that would be the people who didn't like the candidate. I don't know, if I was going to dress up for Halloween as somebody scary… I'd want to be the other guy," said Jimmy Morris.

Spirit says its unofficial mask poll has correctly predicted every Presidential election since 1996.