Trump vs. Clinton: Can Halloween Mask Sales Predict the Election?
Donald Trump will win the presidential election, according to a poll that tracks and compares the sales of presidential candidate Halloween masks.
Leading costume retail chain Spirit Halloween released their 2016 presidential "mask index" over the weekend, and it Trump was ahead of Hillary Clinton 55 to 45 percent.
Over the past 20 years, the poll has reportedly correctly predicted every presidential election winner based on the top-selling mask.
For the "mask index," Spirit Halloween teamed up with Harris Poll to survey more than 2,000 U.S. adults, asking why they would dress up as either candidate this Halloween.
According to Spirit Halloween, key finding included the following:
- The top reason Americans chose Donald Trump is to be funny (39%), whereas the top reason Americans choose Hillary Clinton is because they like her (31%).
- About 1 out of 4 Republicans (23%) and Democrats (27%) who indicated that they would dress up as the opposite party’s candidate would do so to frighten America.
- Twice as many Americans who would choose to dress up as Donald Trump say they would do so to mock him, compared to Americans who would choose to dress as Hillary Clinton to mock her (32% vs 16%).
So, what do you think of the poll? Is it a trick or a treat? Let us know in the comments!