Cast Your Vote for America's First 'Virtual President'

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This year's presidential campaigns are really heating up. A recent USA Today/Gallup poll showed the McCain/Palin campaign leading by 10 percentage points, while Polster.com showed a narrowing gap between the two. CNN had the Republicans in a "dead heat" with Barack Obama. That's the state of affairs in the real world. Then 100,000 gamers turned out to vote in an Xbox poll and gave a 12 point lead to the Democrats. But what about the virtual world? Who will be America's first 'virtual president'? That's the question posed by iVinnie.com a leading news site for virtual worlds. In a new poll, the publishers want to see how the votes would go if the election was for a 'virutal president'.

This year's presidential campaigns are really heating up. A recent USA Today/Gallup poll showed the McCain/Palin campaign leading by 10 percentage points, while Polster.com showed a narrowing gap between the two. CNN had the Republicans in a "dead heat" with Barack Obama. That's the state of affairs in the real world. Then 100,000 gamers turned out to vote in an Xbox poll and gave a 12 point lead to the Democrats. But what about the virtual world? Who might be America's first 'virtual president'? That's the question posed by iVinnie.com a leading news site for virtual worlds. In a new poll, the publishers want to see how the votes would go if the election was for a 'virtual president'.

Over the past months much has been reported on the comparative Internet savvy of the two candidates, Obama and McCain. In the next four years it is estimated that over 1.2 billion people worldwide will be online. Social networks already play a significant role in the online lives of many Americans and now with virtual worlds--especially for young people--growing at a rapid pace, the reality is that the next generation of the Internet may very well be more 'virtual' than real. That being the case, how would the two candidates do, or rather how would their avatars do, if the elections were virtual? A new consumer poll takes a 'tongue in cheek' approach to predicting the outcome and invites consumers to cast their vote in this virtual election.

To vote for the next virtual avatar President visit http://www.iVinnie.com .

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