In an unscientific poll that will likely bear no similarity to reality, President Barack Obama has taken 65% of the ad-industry vote.
Swing-state and national polls across the country are showing a tight race. But as of 6 p.m. yesterday, 1,115 of the 1,724 people responding to an AdAge.com poll said Mr. Obama would be the next president of the U.S. Republican challenger Mitt Romney took 33% of the vote (570 votes). Green Party Candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Gary Johnson had 1% each.
"It is important for our country to continue on the positive path it has been on. We can only do that with the continued leadership of President Obama," said one Obama supporter in the comments.
Supporters of Mr. Romney, while outvoted, were more vocal. Said one: "Anyone in any business should be voting for Romney. It's just a disconnect with reality to do otherwise. I'm from Massachusetts -- I know all about Mitt Romney. He will take this country truly forward, up GDP, raise employment and lower taxes at the same time. ... We need leadership, and Romney will provide it
UPDATE: The poll was closed at noon on election day. While the numbers increased, final percentages remained the same: Obama, 65%; Romney, 33%; Stein, 1%; Johnson, 1%. Again, as stated above, this is a poll of Ad Age readers and is not meant to predict the outcome.