Mitt Romney Wins Red Wing Bakery's 'Cookie Poll'

Created: 11/06/2012 7:37 PM By: Leslie Dyste

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney came out on top in a Red Wing bakery's 'cookie poll.'

From 1984 to 2008 the 'cookie poll' at Hanisch Bakery in Red Wing has successfully predicted the outcome of each presidential election.

Owner of Hanisch Bakery, Bill Hanisch, told the previous owners started the poll for the Ronald Reagan versus Walter Mondale election.

This year, the 'cookie poll' began 100 days ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

Customers could purchase butter cream cookies that feature either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama's name, to show which candidate is getting their vote.

Hamisch says customers can buy as many cookies as they want so "they can really stuff the ballot box here."

As of Tuesday night Romney won with 3,536 'cookie votes' while Obama came in with 3,480 'cookie votes.'

Hanisch says "It's really the best way to vote because you can vote in butter cream."

As results come in, we'll learn if the 'cookie poll' continued in its streak of success.