Nexon America has released data from its first Maple Story player poll – part of its "Great Maple Election Quest 2012" in-game event. According to poll data President Barack Obama was the hands-down favorite, garnering 80 percent of the vote, while Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney received 20 percent of the vote.
The survey, which ran on the Maple Story website from Sept. 7-9, asked players to vote on their preferred candidate for the U.S. presidential election. The poll received votes from 18,373 respondents in the United States, with 13,935 favoring Obama and 4,438 favoring Romney.
The poll is part of an in-game event currently being held in MapleStory. The Great Maple Election Quest 2012 will also include additional player polls, in-game election events, and in-game rewards leading up Election Day in the United States – Nov. 6. MapleStory and Nexon America have also partnered with Rock The Vote to encourage players to register to vote and participate in the real presidential election.
"It is exciting to see our players voice their position on something as important as a presidential election," said Min Kim, Nexon America CEO. "Our players represent a very important voting block. This event in MapleStory gives our players an outlet to have their voices heard, in and out of the game, while providing an avenue for them register and become part of the election process."
You can learn more about the event here.