Vote 2008: Xtreme Polls

Some of the most accurate polls around might be a little on the unconventional side. For the last few elections the winner of the Presidential election has always sold the most Halloween masks, well according to costume purveyor Party City! School children taking part in the "Scholastic" kids election have predicted the President correctly every year since 1940, with only two exceptions.

Culture correspondent for "The Takeaway," Mary Elizabeth Williams, went on assignment in New York to investigate how coffee cups, Halloween masks and school children are predicting the outcome of the 2008 election.

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