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Redskins Rule:How football outcomes predict the presidential election

Is it all over for President Obama because the Washington Redskins lost on Sunday? How the Redskins do the Sunday before Election Day almost always predicts the presidential outcome.

President Obama is a big fan of his hometown Chicago Bears. Here he’s accepting a jersey from former Bears head coach Mike Ditka. Not that he’s superstitious, but on Sunday he should have been rooting for the Washington Redskins.

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Like so much else in the 2012 presidential race, neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney will make a clean sweep of some of America’s most curious political indicators: the outcome of professional and college football games.


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