7-Eleven photo of coffee cups intending to predict the outcome of the 2012 presidential race.
(WZZM/ABC News) -- Throughout the presidential election season, we have shown you polls predicting each candidates success on election day. But other, far less scientific ways of predicting the election actually have good track records.
The first has to do with masks. Buycostumes.com and Spirit Halloween Store claim the number of Romney or Obama masks sold this year will predict the winner in November -- and they could be right. Buycostumes.com has been correct in the past three elections. Spirit has been right for the past four.
Maybe coffee drinkers can predict the future. The 7-Eleven convenience store is offering a blue cup representing President Obama and a red cup for Mitt Romney. Whichever sells the most predicts the winner, and it's been right for the past three elections.
What do the Washington Redskins have to do with predicting the election? The myth is if they win their last home game before the election, the incumbent will stay in power. If they lose, the challenging party takes the White House. The Redskins game has correctly predicted 17 of the last 18 elections.
There's even a legend tied to the World Series. If an American League team -- like the Detroit Tigers -- wins the series, a Republican will take the White house. If a National League team wins, the Democrat candidate takes office. This myth has correctly predicted 16 of 23 elections since 1920, including the last three.