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WVXU recently received a news release from a public relations company proclaiming cookie consumption is up 25% during the pandemic and that "major cookie manufacturers" are warning "Americans could find themselves lacking cookies for Santa this year."

After brushing the crumbs off our shirts, WVXU decided to check in with some local cookie purveyors about whether or not there's a cookie crush on.

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It's a tough assignment but somebody had to do it. So WVXU sent Ann Thompson to get a first-hand look at the Busken Presidential Cookie Poll. She found this tabulation, with a 100% accuracy rate to the real election, has customers not only following their political affiliation but their gut.

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The Busken Bakery on Madison Ave. was hopping Tuesday with customers buying cookies by the box for National Cookie Day. WVXU's Ann Thompson had the "crumby" assignment of finding out what cookies are tops in Cincinnati.

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Cookie candidates in Busken Bakery's presidential poll are now neck and neck. Check the latest results here.

At the start of the work week, just 100 votes separated Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The "independent" Cookie Party was trailing by more than 600 votes.

This is a change from mid-August when the Cookie Party was in the lead as reported by WVXU in this story.

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Voting is underway in the surprisingly accurate Busken Bakery Presidential Cookie Poll. Early results have independent "Cookie Party" in the lead.

Busken Vice President Brian Busken says, "The third party candidate was needed for "the big contingency of people that were not necessarily fans of either candidate this year." Although all the candidates, he says, "are crummy."

Chew on this for a while-The Busken Bakery presidential cookie poll has picked every sitting U.S. President since it began doing the straw poll in 1984.