HYDE PARK, OH (FOX19) - The Hyde Park Hitching Post jelly bean presidental poll closed on Sunday November 4, at 3:00pm. Over six weeks, a total of 3,064 guests participated by dropping jelly beans into mason jars.
At the end of voting, President Barack Obama had 1590 votes and Governor Mitt Romney had 1474 votes. The jelly bean poll placed Obama over Romney, 51.9% to 48.1%.
Frank Kahsar owner of the Hyde Park Hitching Post says “I believe this poll will accurately predict the next President”. His belief is that Hitching Post has a very diverse cross section of patrons from blue collar to upper income white collar, and this is an accurate representation of the general population.
The jelly bean poll accurately predicted the winner of the 2008 election.