Wisconsin Primary Predictions Winners
Prior to the Wisconsin primaries on Tuesday, we asked Fix readers to predict which candidates would emerge victorious. We wanted the order of finishes for the two races, with the correct percentages. We also challenged the Fix community to speculate on the storyline that would dominate the headlines coming out of Tuesday night.
You guys are getting much better at this prediction game -- with several people predicting the exact percentages of the candidates. Well done. And a big kudos to politics producer Sarah Lovenheim who combed through more than 260 submissions to find the closest and best.
Without further ado, here are the winners of the Fix t-shirts -- soon to be hotly desired cultural currency in a town near you.
"Zachtan" called the Republican race down the percentage point with Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) at 55 percent and former governor Mike Huckabee (Ark.) at 37 percent. Not one, not two, but three Fix readers accurately predicted the Democratic finish -- "kitaylor," "surenza" and "can8tiv"; Sen. Barack Obama's (Ill) 58 percent to Sen. Hillary Clinton's (N.Y.) 41 percent.
Tons of you brainstormed storylines with grains of truth, but just one nailed it on both sides of the aisle.
"Jgep" offered two gems. Of the Republican results, he/she predicted: "McCain still on track to take the GOP nomination, voters cite electability as key quality"; for Democrats: "Obama trounces Clinton in WI, continues to build momentum. Pollsters miss the mark again."
And, as always, we like to reward creativity in the storyline predictions so we're giving a t-shirt to "thecusspeaks" for this storyline: "McCain can't lose the nomination, which leaves us with really only one question: What the huck is Mike up to?"
The next big contest is March 4 -- the Ohio-Texas Two-Step (Vermont and Rhode Island also vote on that day). So if you didn't win a t-shirt, that's your next best chance. If you did wind up in the winners circle, make sure to e-mail me at chris DOT cillizza AT washingtonpost DOT com with a mailing address and size preference.
Whether you own a Fix t-shirt or not, you MUST have an opinion about it. So, let your voice be heard below.
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