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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Wednesday, October 06, 2004

    Getting a jump on the polls 

    All fired up and raring to vote? Judging by the tidal wave of new registrants, many people are.

    Companies all over the country are happy to meet that urge.

    At 7-Eleven convenience stores around the nation, customers can wear their political affiliations on their cups with the Presidential Coffee Cup Poll.

    On the Internet, fans of Cabbage Patch Kids can decide whether the Bush doll is cuter than the Kerry doll. The real question, though, should be whether either apple-cheeked doll actually looks like the candidate.

    The Zippo Manufacturing Co. is looking at the lighter side of the election with a poll and a chance to win a limited-edition Zippo emblazoned with either the Democrat's donkey or the GOP's elephant. The lighters were originally designed in 1980 and were taken out of retirement for this election, said Zippo spokeswoman Melinda Lishego.

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 10:20 AM



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