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WE ARE THE 91%: Only 9% of Americans Cooperate with Pollsters
PJ Tatler -- PJ Media ^ | September 30, 2012 | Zombie

Posted on 09/30/2012 7:18:51 PM PDT by TChad

One of the most amazing — and significant — statistics of this election season has gone almost completely unnoticed: Only 9% of sampled households gave an answer to pollsters in 2012:

It has become increasingly difficult to contact potential respondents and to persuade them to participate. The percentage of households in a sample that are successfully interviewed – the response rate – has fallen dramatically. At Pew Research, the response rate of a typical telephone survey was 36% in 1997 and is just 9% today.

(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; bias; polls; pollsters
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“If you have a cell phone, you will get calls”

We’re on the “No Call” list. In 5 years, we’ve maybe gotten 3 calls where my husband has told them such and threatened to sue if they called again. I can rely on my phone ringing once a week when the gardeners show up so I know to confine my German Shepherd. Land lines, cable, newspapers= dinosaurs.


51 posted on 09/30/2012 8:46:12 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Is the cell related to your landline? I ask this because I’ve never had calls from telemarketers or political people on my cell.


52 posted on 09/30/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT by huck von finn
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To: TChad

This is an extremely important article

Here’s the Pew Research Article too:
http://www.people-press.org/2012/05/15/assessing-the-representativeness-of-public-opinion-surveys/

This needs to get out to the ‘masses’ - both Conservatives and to shut down the giddy Liberals.


53 posted on 09/30/2012 8:54:49 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: sneakers

You’re answer is identical to mine. I


56 posted on 09/30/2012 9:08:08 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: libertarian27
Here’s the Pew Research Article too:

Thanks for the link. I read it a couple of months ago when it was linked on a blog, but apparently the article was never posted to FR. It definitely should have been posted here.

Required reading for anyone who relies on polls.

57 posted on 09/30/2012 9:13:33 PM PDT by TChad
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To: ASouthernGrl

Well chit, obviously I can’t type tonight! YOUR answer is identical to what mine would have been. Don’t know where the “I” came from! lol Now that I’ve screwed up the above comment, I’ll say that we have a land line & pre-paid cell phones. We’re currently considering cancelling the landline though due to cost. Hate having to tell everybody we know that we have new # but it’s probably worth it. I’m so sick of “unknown number” calls and crappy polls or political candidates. This may be the push we need to dump the landline.


58 posted on 09/30/2012 9:17:46 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: pops88

Well I don’t employ illegals, but there was this homeless guy who needed work, and his family was probably Mexican. He worked hard around my yard and in this horrible economy I could not pay him much. But he did a good job.


62 posted on 09/30/2012 9:56:55 PM PDT by huck von finn
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To: TChad

Something else to think about.... I often lie to the pollster. For some reason we get a lot of polling calls - God knows why, since I live off in the Alaska Bush, but we do have telephones! In any case, if the pollster seems to have a leftist or Democrat slant, I just start lying like a crazy man. I’ve given the phone to my teenage son and let him have fun with the robocalls. Sometimes I’m a young Asian woman without a high school diploma, sometimes I’m an elderly black man earning more than $1 million a year. Yes, yes, yes, God will speak with me about this in the next life. It’ll be good to laugh with the Creator.


64 posted on 09/30/2012 10:03:45 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: TChad

I say “Obama” because I don’t want another nail in my tire. Already got one for simply having a “Don’t Tread on Me” magnet next to a “I Miss Reagan” magnet while in ever utopian and tolerant Maryland.


65 posted on 09/30/2012 11:47:35 PM PDT by albie (at)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“Plus the “its none of your business” factor I believe is on our side as well.”

That’s what I use; I (politely) tell them directly that I would never share my voting preferences with a stranger on the phone. It stinks that politicians exempted themselves from the “do not call” list; how self-serving...


66 posted on 10/01/2012 3:49:14 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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and to call my cel when I can’t find it in the house.

LOL ! Too bad I can't call my car keys. :-)

67 posted on 10/01/2012 7:38:59 AM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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