Halloween masks caricaturing political
figures, particularly presidents and
has a long history in the United States of America. As you can
see from the pictures below, most tend to be not
very flattering, but tend usually sell out very quickly.
This year is no exception,
with a large selection of political masks
arriving just in time for Halloween! This year many people are
making a political statement by wearing a Halloween
mask of their favorite presidential candidate.
Below are some of the political Halloween
masks, not necessarily in the proper order.
Masks Predicts Election Winners
Since the 1980 presidential election between
Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, the sale of
Halloween masks of candidates has accurately
predicted the outcome of the presidential
election, with Regan masks selling sixty
percent to Carter's forty percent.
1984 Ronald Reagan 68% - Walter Mondale 32%.
1988 George HW Bush 62% - Michael Dukakis
1992 Bill Clinton 41% - George HW Bush 39%.
1996 Bill Clinton 56% - Bob Dole 44%.
2000 George W. Bush 57% - Al Gore 43%.
2004 George W. Bush 57% - John Kerry 43%.
2008 Barak Obama 55% - John McCain 45%
2012 Barak Obama - Mitt Romney - It Went