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.
I was watching a ‘Snapped’ rerun marathon when they called.
I really couldn’t be bothered
Mislead the pollsters!
We unplugged our home phone until after the election.
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”
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
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.
DU will be so disappointed.
Who still has a landline? Seriously - this is a big variable that is never talked about.
A while back I got Robo-polled. I identified myself as a hispanic woman who is voting for Obama.
I monitor my phone. If I don’t know the person calling, its not answered.
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.
The polls are complete fraud!
Pray for America
Polls are just solid BS in 2012, they can say anything the pollster wants them to say, depending on how they “weight” the 9% who will even answer the damn surveys.
This doesn’t surprise me at all. We’ve all become more cautious.
I screen calls and, on the rare occasion when I do answer an unknown number and find a pollster or telemarketer, it’s a quick, “Sorry, I can’t help you.”
It’s only wishful thinking but I sooooo wish all the polls would prove horribly wrong and that Obama and the Dems would get plowed under on election night.
Then I could gleefully switch channels between Ed Schultz and Jeff Maddow while they self-destruct. Shultz only narrowly survived 2010. They should have an ambulance waiting just in case.
If Obama wins, I will be honestly mourning the death of the Free Republic of America.
I haven’t answered my land line in years. Only have it for the DSL
Caller ID is now FAR more widespread than it was in 08 and the move to smartphones and the dropping of landlines means that pretty much everyone under 50 will see who’s calling when they pick up their phone.
That is because there are fare too many sales pitches masquerading as polls.
I had a land line in 2005 that was paid for by my landlord. I’d already been years on solely a cell phone. I was barraged with telemarketers when I wasn’t on dial up internet. I recently dumped my “bundle” I’d had for a year because cable is crap and my phone was useless. I got nothing but calls from creditors, robo calls from the local school, and pollsters. It was unplugged for most of the year while I got decent cable pricing. I hung up on the pollsters because the questions were obviously weighted. I had to bypass the affirmative action hiree, go over their head and threaten legal action to finally get the school robo calls to stop. I finally just unplugged the phone. Although I pretty much hate Verizon in general, being married to a pilot, it’s had the best nation wide coverage and their customer service has always been wonderful. It’s also a pleasant surprise when I get a voice mail notice and discover someone called me a week ago.