The irrational voter

 

The Ohio State football team won this weekend, so that might be good news for Barack Obama.

This article from the Washington Post summarizes research on the random and seemingly irrelevant factors that can influence people’s voting behavior.  Those factors include ballot position, polling location, and even whether your local college football team won the previous weekend.

Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday -- unless you’re going to vote for the wrong guy, in which case, please vote on Thursday  :)