DALLAS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wake up and count the coffee. That's what 7-Eleven(R) poll watchers have been up to daily during the second week of the 7-Election(TM) 2004 coffee cup presidential poll. The poll results are updated daily on http://www.7-eleven.com . So what's the buzz after two weeks? The 7-Election cup count is in, and 7-Eleven customers are cup-and-cup with less than one percentage point between Bush and Kerry. So far, the cups fall this way: Bush Kerry No Opinion NATIONAL: 17.94% 17.05% 65.01% Although billed as an unabashedly unofficial, unscientific poll, the first 7-Election Presidential Coffee Cup Poll in 2000 proved remarkably accurate. In fact, it looked a lot like the scientific ones, too close to call, with only a single percentage point separating the candidates nationally. "The real winners are our customers," said Ronnie Volkening, 7-Eleven government affairs director. "Besides having some fun with this very unscientific poll, we are able to raise awareness about the presidential campaign and the importance of voting in America." About 7-Eleven, Inc. 7-Eleven, Inc. (NYSE: SE) is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven, Inc. operates or franchises approximately 5,800 7-Eleven(R) stores in the United States and Canada and licenses approximately 20,000 7-Eleven stores in 17 other countries and U.S. territories throughout the world. During 2003, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales of more than $36 billion. Find out more online at http://www.7-Eleven.com . CONTACT: Kevin Gardner 7-ELEVEN, INC. 214/828-7345 firstname.lastname@example.org
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