Polling is never this much fun: Political cookies predict election

You can forget the expensive telephone polls, how about cookie polls? No, we are not talking about Web browsers.
In the polling booth, votes are confidential. At WUSTL, votes are as plain as the icing on customers' faces.

In a lighthearted experiment to see if cookie sales can predict the winner of the upcoming presidential election, WUSTL Dining Services is again selling donkey- and elephant-shaped sugar cookies for $1.25 each.

Dining Services pastry chef Sami Kassis proudly displays his work. The cookies will be available through Nov. 3.

The cookies — with elephants covered by red icing, and donkeys garbed in blue — began being sold Sept. 22 and are available through Nov. 3, the day before the presidential election Nov. 4.


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