The Buckeyes of The Ohio State University may tip the election in President Obama’s favor. When they beat Illinois on November 3, they may subconsciously encourage the Ohio electorate to vote for the incumbent.

Economists Andrew J. Healy, Neil Malhotra, and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo show that wins by the local college football team increase the votes for an incumbent (president/governor/senator) by about 1.5%, in their article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The teams with ~read more~

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