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Hail To The Chief Cookie?

At Lubeley's Bakery in St. Louis
At Lubeley's Bakery in St. Louis

With the US Presidential election just days away it’s time once again to check in on the coffee and a cookie poll.  As you may recall from an earlier post the 7-Election coffee cup poll had Obama leading McCain 59.2% to 40.68%.  Most recent results show Obama slipping ahead to 60% versus McCain at 40% with 50-50 splits only in North Carolina and New Hampshire.  Hold the cream and sugar.  The thoroughly unscientific poll is only held in 7-11 stores in 31 states, yet they are located in the some of the biggest electoral states such as Texas, California, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. 

McCain may be a tough cookie but he’s getting crushed by Barack Obama in the ongoing cookie poll conducted by members of the Retail Bakers Association.  The latest update shows Barack Obama leading 58% to John McCain’s 42% with over 44,487 cookies sold.  An October surprise arose as undeclared candidate Joe the Plumber has leapt onto at least one cookie sheet in the “show me” state of Missouri.  With only so much dough to go around it’s not likely Joe will make it into the cookie polls before election day.  And that as they say is how the cookie (and perhaps the campaign) crumbles.