Sales of masks will predict winner

February 5, 2008 4:55:55 AM PST
An online retailer is putting a face on Super Tuesday. BuyCostumes.com says its sales of candidate masks will predict the winner of today's primary contests. The company started selling eight paper masks for 99 cents each last week. Each sale is counted as a vote. On the Democratic side, Barack Obama is leading Hillary Clinton 50 percent to 46. Among the Republicans, Ron Paul is putting on the happy face -- at least according to the masks sales. Though he's barely made a dent in the primaries, BuyCostumes.com says Paul's mask is the leading seller with 56 percent. John McCain has 21 percent, followed by Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. Milwaukee-based BuyCostumes.com says its mask poll correctly predicted the outcomes of the last two presidential elections.

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