Posted on October 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Traditional landline surveys are so passé.

Slate recently tried a new tactic to assess the popularity of the Democratic presidential hopefuls: how their books fared at local libraries.

Using data on checkouts and holds from seven library systems around the country, Slate determined that Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, and Marianne Williamson have the most interest among voters.

On the opposite end, Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, and Joe Biden are causing readers to yawn and pass.

Since Beto O’Rourke, Tom Steyer, and Tulsi Gabbard hadn’t written recent books with a strong link to their campaigns, Slate didn’t include them.

Check out (no pun intended) the complete results and methodology of Slate’s study.

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