WASHINGTON — The theory is that if the Redskins win their final home game of the season, the party currently in the White House stays in the White House. If they lose, the other party wins the presidency.
Well, the Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, 27-20, meaning, if you’re into superstitions, the White House seems that it will go to the Democrats in November.
Since 1940, the outcome of the final Redskins home game before the presidential election has predicted the result 17 out of 19 times.
But after being right for 60 straight years, the rule has in fact been wrong for two of the past three elections. The Redskins Rule failed to predict the winner for Barack Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney in 2012 and George W. Bush’s win over John Kerry in 2004.
According to the latest WSJ/NBC News poll, Clinton has opened up an 11-point lead over Republican Donald Trump.
Washington’s next two games are on the road. The Redskins have a bye week before Election Day.
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