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Straw poll at Harry's Bar in Paris weighs in on next U.S. president

Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 01:20

Americans at Harry's New York bar in Paris are casting their ballots in the bar's famous straw poll, which has correctly declared the winner in 18 of the last 20 elections. Diane Hodges reports.

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Donald Trump may be confident he's going to win, but if the patrons of Harry's New York bar in Paris are an accurate measure, the U.S. will be swearing in it's first woman president next January. The bar's straw poll is predicting Hillary Clinton will win next week's election. American customer, Eileen Tack agrees. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AMERICAN CUSTOMER, EILEEN TACK, SAYING: "We're about to elect the first woman president because I don't believe that Trump can win, because I don't think Americans are that stupid." The bar has whipped up two cocktails to represent the major party candidates. The Hillaryous is made from a classic bourbon. The Trumpet is made of rum with some lemon and chili to give it an edge. Neither the cocktail nor the candidate appealed to customer Molly Kearney. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AMERICAN CUSTOMER, MOLLY KEARNEY, SAYING: "I didn't try the Trump ("Trumpet"), no. It's...I don't think I'd enjoy that drink. Let's just say that." Harry's New York Bar began conducting it's straw poll of American expatriates in 1924. Since then, it has correctly predicted the winner in 18 of the last 20 presidential elections. Hillary Clinton supporters are hoping the trend will continue next Tuesday.

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Straw poll at Harry's Bar in Paris weighs in on next U.S. president

Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 01:20