If Redskins Rule is right in 2016, Hillary Clinton will be president

- Do you believe in the Redskins Rule? If the answer is yes, then you might want to get used to saying the words "President Clinton." You know, again.

The so-called Redskins Rule has successfully predicted the result in 17 of the last 19 presidential elections since the Redskins moved to Washington D.C. back in 1937. How does it work? Well, if the Redskins win their final home game before the election-- like they did on Sunday vs. the Philadelphia Eagles-- the party of the incumbent president (in this case, the Democrats) would retain the presidency. If the Redskins lose that game, the opposing party's candidate (in 2016, Republican Donald Trump) would become president.

The Redskins beat Eagles 27-20 on Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field. They don't play another home game until Sunday, November 13-- after the election (they technically have a home game on October 30, but they face the Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium in London).

If you believe the Redskins Rule, then Hillary Clinton would be the next president.

Believe it or not, from 1940 to 2000, the Redskins Rule was a perfect 16 for 16 in predicting the presidential winner. However, the rule has not been as good recently as it was incorrect in predicting the 2004 and 2012 elections.
 

Year Election Result Redskins score Opponent score Redskins Result? Incumbent Party win or loss? Redskins Rule correct or incorrect?
2016 Clinton vs. Trump Redskins - 27 Eagles - 20 Win ? ?
2012 Obama defeats Romney Redskins - 13 Panthers - 21 Loss Win Incorrect
2008 Obama defeats McCain Redskins - 6 Steelers - 23 Loss Loss Correct
2004 Bush defeats Kerry Redskins - 14 Packers - 28 Loss Win Incorrect
2000 Bush defeats Gore Redskins - 21 Titans - 27 Loss Loss Correct
1996 Clinton defeats Dole Redskins - 31 Colts - 16 Win Win Correct
1992 Clinton defeats Bush Redskins - 7 Giants - 24 Loss Loss Correct
1988 Bush defeats Dukakis Redskins - 27 Saints - 24 Win Win Correct
1984 Reagan defeats Mondale Redskins - 27 Falcons - 14 Win Win Correct
1980 Reagan defeats Carter Redskins - 14 Vikings - 39 Loss Loss Correct
1976 Carter defeats Ford Redskins - 7 Cowboys - 20 Loss Loss Correct
1972 Nixon defeats McGovern Redskins - 24 Cowboys - 20 Win Win Correct
1968 Nixon defeats Humphrey Redskins - 10 Giants - 13 Loss Loss Correct
1964 Johnson defeats Goldwater Redskins - 27 Bears - 20 Win Win Correct
1960 Kennedy defeats Nixon Redskins - 10 Browns - 31 Loss Loss Correct
1956 Eisenhower defeats Stevenson Redskins - 20 Browns - 9 Win Win Correct
1952 Eisenhower defeats Stevenson Redskins - 23 Steelers - 24 Loss Loss Correct
1948 Truman defeats Dewey Redskins - 59 Yanks - 21 Win Win Correct
1944 Roosevelt defeats Dewey Redskins - 14 Rams - 10 Win Win Correct
1940 Roosevelt defeats Willkie Redskins - 37 Steelers - 10 Win Win Correct

 

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