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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

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Something to think about when interpreting poll results.
1 posted on 09/30/2012 7:18:56 PM PDT by TChad
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To: TChad

That bodes very well for our side, as I think we represent a substantial majority among the “I don’t have the time for this” group.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 7:22:22 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: TChad

I was watching a ‘Snapped’ rerun marathon when they called.
I really couldn’t be bothered


3 posted on 09/30/2012 7:22:31 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: TChad

Mislead the pollsters!


4 posted on 09/30/2012 7:23:29 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: zencycler

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


5 posted on 09/30/2012 7:24:05 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: TChad

We unplugged our home phone until after the election.


6 posted on 09/30/2012 7:25:30 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: TChad

I get polled all the time, and I do get frustrated sometimes because the polls are many times worded to achieve a desired result.

Here is a typical example:

during bush’s term in office I would often get polled about the Iraq war.

The question usually went something like “do you approve or disapprove of President Bush’s handling of the Iraq war”

UGH!!

That is a freaking BOGUS poll! because it’s rigged! If I answer truefully that I don’t approve of Bush’s handling of the war, my answer will get lumped together with all the lib answers and be trumpted from the rooftops as proof we should end the war in Iraq!

When NOTHING could be further from the truth. I didn’t approve because I wanted him to nuke the SOB’s back into the stone age !!!! and thought we had no business putting soldiers in harms way, when we could kill them by the millions from 1,000 miles away or 30,000 feet with no risk.

So I was forced to lie and said I approved when I didn’t


7 posted on 09/30/2012 7:25:46 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TChad

Also the “Bradley Effect”

This time around no one wants to admit they won’t be assuaging their “racial guilt” and not vote for the black guy.

Enough is enough, reality bites.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 7:26:31 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: TChad

DU will be so disappointed.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 7:26:43 PM PDT by Cyclops08
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Who still has a landline? Seriously - this is a big variable that is never talked about.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 7:27:25 PM PDT by PLK
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Mislead the pollsters!
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Hear, hear! I have (202) numbers calling me three times a day......EVERY DAY. I don’t even bother answering.


11 posted on 09/30/2012 7:28:37 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: TChad

A while back I got Robo-polled. I identified myself as a hispanic woman who is voting for Obama.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 7:30:13 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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I monitor my phone. If I don’t know the person calling, its not answered.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 7:31:28 PM PDT by Cyclops08
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Most of the people who I know still have their landlines. Taking personal calls on cell phones that drop calls is rude.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 7:32:22 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: TChad

Booyah.....hitting the nail on the head.

No one trusts them, likes them, and those that do respond, based upon the sample (mainly Democrats), shows how out of touch polling really is.

Paul Ryan....and the other guy, will win.....easily.


15 posted on 09/30/2012 7:33:09 PM PDT by Puckster
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Who still has a landline? Seriously - this is a big variable that is never talked about.

I cancelled my landline three years ago. Everybody in my household has their own cellphone so we saw no need for a landline. I do not think my household is unique in this. All the people that matter to me have my cellphone number. Everybody else that was calling the landline was either a telemarketer, a wrong number, or somebody I had no desire to speak to.

As for my cellphone, I only pick up the phone if I recognize the incoming number or if the incoming call is in my address book. Every other call goes to voicemail and 90% of the time, it is a hangup. Probably a telemarketer or a pollster!

Most people who disconnect their landlines in favor of cellphones are people on the go. The movers and shakers of the world, you might say. These people are just not being reached by pollsters.

16 posted on 09/30/2012 7:33:49 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Rebelbase

Me too!

I always say I’m voting for 0.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 7:34:12 PM PDT by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: stayathomemom
We unplugged our home phone until after the election.

Very sensible. I'm in the national Do Not Call registry (https://www.donotcall.gov/) but I still get too many unwanted calls. A call from a pollster would definitely be an unwanted call.

18 posted on 09/30/2012 7:36:03 PM PDT by TChad
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To: PLK

I did away with mine. So far no telemarketers or pollsters on my cellphone, knock on wood. None of those inane robocalls either. Who ever thought those were a good idea. Somebody that would listen to a recorded message to make up thier mind is probably not smart enough to find the polling place anyway.


19 posted on 09/30/2012 7:36:11 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: TChad

The polls are complete fraud!

Pray for America


20 posted on 09/30/2012 7:37:31 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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