Skip to comments.How to answer pollsters?
Posted on 10/11/2012 5:32:35 PM PDT by tips up
What is the best way to answer pollsters? I'm in a swing state and receive plenty of calls.
Is it better to be a Dem who is disappointed in Obama and planning to vote for Romney? Or vice versa? Or to just be honest?
Fun to play "operation chaos" but what would be the better strategy?
I would tell them Green party or Lyndon LaRouche.
35 yo Black democrat woman voting for Romney.
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Why not just tell them the truth
I’ve gotten two polling calls in the last two days. I’m guessing they think Pennsylvania is close. In tonight’s poll, I was a young black female Muslim who is disappointed in how Obama is running the economy.
I told the last pollster that I was an Independent for Romney.
“35 yo Black democrat woman voting for Romney.”
LOL that’s exactly what I was for a recent poll! Great minds think alike!
>> In tonights poll, I was a young black female Muslim who is disappointed in how Obama is running the economy.
You’re having way too much fun.
Nobody polls us. I sometimes wish I was in a swing state.
In the past month I’ve been called 4 times. Independent voting for Romney.
It is the truth.
Sometimes these polling outfits hire regular folk at minimum wage.
If they say they can't answer you that means that their bosses might be listening in on the conversation.
If you are thoughtful and polite you just might be talking to someone who has never really talked to a true blue conservative before. Be a good example.
I think we have reached the demoralize Obama stage.
they probably know your registration but if not, state democrat voting for Romney.
Anything to bury the Obama troops with dispair and tears.
Maybe I’m cynical, but I figure they’ll get the results that they want, and if you say anything else, they’ll just ignore it.
So, I obey my instincts, and just hang up on them.
Oddly enough, I’ve gotten a number of calls here in Vermont, a state which I would hardly think is in play. And campaign calls from Bernie Sanders and Mitt Romney. I just hang up on them all, I’m afraid.
My answers would get me zotted.......
My husband was polled last night (WI). He told them that he was a conservative independent who couldn’t remember whom he voted for in 2008 but that he was certain that he would vote for Romney in 2012. He did tell them his birth year.
He also got into a spat with the pollster who was a black male. The man asked wHEN my husband would vote and my husband wouldn’t tell him. Finally he said “early”. But he told the pollster that it was none of his business to ask when my husband would vote, and he explained that if my husband said that he’d vote “after work” that somebody could come in ahead of him and vote in his place.
The truth of the matter is that both of us have already voted. But, with a heavy turn out expected, it is not likely that our absentee votes will be tabulated until late in the day, or even after the polls close. That would leave our votes vulnerable to fraudsters all day long.
Upon reflection, that is a really odd question for a pollster to ask.
When you get a recording hit a wrong button to give the answer. Next time someone live comes on even Rachael form Card Holders Services I will hit one and ask the telemarketer “Do you know Jesus”
I told one poller that I was independent and voting for Romney. In truth, I’d be Tea Party if it was a formal political party. Too many Republican leaders are too far left.
I drove through Wisconsin last weekend. Up I-94 out of this socialist hell-hole called Illinois to I-43, and onto 41 just north of Green Bay on my way to the Upper Peninsula.
For those 280'ish or so miles, I did not see a single Obama-Biden sign anywhere along I-43, or US 41.
I did see a fair amount of Romney-Ryan billboards and signs along the highway and in the farm fields. I also noticed I didn't see a single Obama-Biden bumpersticker. I did see plenty of Romney-Ryan bumperstickers, and also "I Stand With Scott Walker" bumperstickers.
We're being told via the Chicago media that Wisconson is "firmly Obama." It sure didn't look that way as I drove through, but then I was on the interstate the entire time.
What's your take on how close the race is in Wisconsin? Do Romney-Ryan have a reasonable chance of winning the state?
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