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Squirrel selects Romney as 2012 election winner

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Gnocchi the squirrel ate 9 peanuts out of Romney's bowl, only 5 out of Obama's. Gnocchi the squirrel ate 9 peanuts out of Romney's bowl, only 5 out of Obama's.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

One furry friend with a knack for predicting the winner of presidential elections has spoken.

Mitt Romney will be the next president of the United States of America.

Gnocchi the squirrel chowed down on a bowl of peanuts with Gov. Romney's face over it, selecting the Republican candidate as the winner of the upcoming presidential election.

Serena and Chris Ash, Gnocchi's owners, say this isn't the first time their 9-year-old squirrel has given politics a whirl.

Gnocchi successfully selected Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary. He also picked Obama to win the 2008 presidential election.

The Ash's decided to ride the hot hand Tuesday afternoon and let the squirrel once again choose.

When given the choice between two bowls of peanuts representing each candidate, Gnocchi ate the peanuts out of Romney's bowl, nine peanuts to five.

According to Serena Ash, Gnocchi's presidential pick is left completely up to the squirrel.

"I try not to do anything that will influence him," Serena Ash says. "I try to make sure everything is even."

Both candidates will take part in a debate Tuesday night at 9 p.m. at Hofstra University in New York. You can watch all the action tonight on WCSC.

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