Pennsylvania 'Cookie Poll' Predicts Epic Landslide
Polling method accurately predicted last three elections
A Pennsylvania "cookie poll," which has accurately predicted the last three elections, has foretold an epic landslide for Election Day.
While simply offering candidate-themed cookies without asking the purchaser any other questions, the sales appear to offer a unique view on how the public would vote that regular polling methods may miss.
A PA bakery is currently reporting that Trump-themed cookies are outselling Biden-themed cookies at a staggering 6 to 1 rate.
Kathleen Lochel, the owner of Lochel Bakery, told Fox News that Trump cookies are such a hot commodity that people are even driving from nearby states just to pick one up.
“We had one guy drive twice from Staten Island for them,” Lochel said.
Does any of that matter? Apparently so.
According to Lochel, the “cookie poll,” which began two months ago, has accurately predicted the outcome of the last three elections.
“We plan on tallying them up tomorrow night, to do our final tally,” she told Fox News on Monday morning.
“But right now, Donald Trump is still in the lead… we’ve sold about 28,000 [Trump] cookies to 5,000 [of Biden’s].
“By the end of today’s sales, knowing the orders we have, [Trump cookie sales] should probably approach 29,000.”
After her final tally on Tuesday night, however, Kathleen says she’ll stop counting up the cookie sales — even if the actual election drags on for days past Nov. 3.
The bakery, however, will continue to bake the limited-edition cookies for customers who currently have outstanding orders.
“This is definitely by far the busiest we’ve ever been,” Kathleen says, adding that demand for the cookies have “superseded” anything they’ve seen before — including the week leading up to Christmas, which is generally their busiest time of year.
Lochel’s doesn’t plan on taking any breaks after the election, either.
In addition to fulfilling the backorders, Kathleen will be debuting a "celebratory" cookie in honor of the winner, with special sweets planned in the event of either a Trump or Biden victory.
“I think people just love that they’re participating in something,” said Kathleen, who hypothesized that her customers crave the community aspect of the election-themed activity, beyond simply just casting their ballots at the polls.
“It brings people together, regardless of the Democrats or Republicans.”
In a larger sense, the owner explained that the famous cookie poll aims to serve as a fun outlet for customers, not make any political statement.
And above all, Kathleen says she’s thankful her business is thriving as the pandemic continues.
“If people could just look at the whole picture, and see that a small business has overcome the pandemic by thinking out of the box…
"I hope that inspires others to stay afloat, stay the course, and hopefully we’ll all survive.”