Skip to comments.Richard Hall, aka "MOBY", explains poll data (== Capitalist polling corporations!)
Posted on 09/21/2004 6:15:59 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
"in most of the presidential polls john kerry is losing to george bush. which sucks. but which is also statistically irrelevant. these polling companies stay in business by convincing people that their work is significant and relevant. but it can't be, except in the most general sense. and here's why... polls are done over the phone. over 'land lines', to be specific. because the only phone directories that exist are for land-lines. so here's my question...how many of you primarily use a home land-line when using the telephone? not many, right? i'd say that 1/2 of my friends don't even have a land-line, and the other 1/2 only rarely use their land line. people under the age of 35 primarily use cell phones. and if you primarily use a cell phone then you're not going to be taking part in any of these polls, because they're only conducted over home land-lines."
(Excerpt) Read more at moby.com ...
What was your degree in, sir? Please define that term to a non-DJ like myself who actually knows the answer.
"polling companies stay in business by convincing people that their work is significant and relevant"
Yes, they do. So do all people who work for a living, which is more than you can say, Richard.
"i'd say that 1/2 of my friends don't even have a land-line, and the other 1/2 only rarely use their land line."
So one-half of a Manhattan millionaire metrosexual's friends mainly use cell phones instead of landlines, and that's why we shouldn't trust polling data.
So says Richard Hall.
"I don't know anybody who voted for richard nixon...."
The number of people who have only cell phones is statistically miniscule, so Moby's full of it.
I think FatBoy Moore is espousing the same BS line on this.
The polls dont reach the cell phones and therefore dont reach the drugg addled buffoons these guys are counting on to SAVE AMERICA
Dick Hall needs a land line, he's losing touch with reality.
"I'm a genius!"
Are they too lazy? Feeling depressed or full of self-loathing?
Are they trying to be artsy? (it's been done; see e.e. cummings)
Just a serious pet peeve of mine.
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