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Offline R4 TrumPence

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Marist Poll just called my house...
« on: September 27, 2012, 10:15:01 PM »
Asked to speak to the youngest person over age 18.
I said that would be me.
He said how many in your household?
I said 2

He said I need to speak to the youngest Male.. well duh

So I handed Tom the phone. 
The guy asked his age group.

Then asked if the country was moving in the right direction.

Tom said ABSOLUTELY NOT.. quite loudly..LOL

So then next Question was "What do you think about the quality of your life?"

Tom said my personal life or my Health?

the guy hung up!!!!


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Re: Marist Poll just called my house...
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 10:16:39 PM »

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Re: Marist Poll just called my house...
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 11:11:33 PM »
Having done polls, I can tell you right now that reeks of a poll looking for a pre-desired result.  Doing polls was my first job out of high school.  They drilled it into us that our #1 job was to never, ever bias the poll or the respondents.

We polled the 96 Presidential election, and I still remember the first 5 questions.

-Is anyone in the house over 18? (If no, call was ended, but I don't think we ever got that other than parents not being home @ the time.)

-May we speak the the member of the household who is over 18 and had the most recent birthday?  (Not the youngest, but the last birthday.  This was to try and randomize who we spoke to and avoid getting too many women since they are more likely to answer the phone.)

-Are you registered to vote? (If they said no, that was the end of the call.)

-Do you plan to vote in the upcoming election? (If they said no, we'd prompt them with "are you sure" and if they said no again, that was the end of the call.)

-Do you plan to vote for Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, or Ross Perot?

Afterwards we asked some other questions about why they were going to vote for their candidate of choice and then demographic questions, age, race, gender, income level, party affiliation etc.

IIRC, we had Clinton winning with 56% of the vote, and he didn't even get 50%.  And this poll was done with the intention of not being biased.  I have never, ever trusted polls since having that job since I know how they work and know how easy it is to bias the results.
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Re: Marist Poll just called my house...
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 11:45:04 PM »
Well they called back..LOL
A different person this time..

Talked to me as I told them I was 35.  i wanted to see what they had to say.  The questions were off the wall.
I answered about 20 of them. answers were between 0-100 in the like factor..

The last question I got was Do you think people over 65 are worried about their finances and their healthcare, and I said Well yeah, until we get rid of obama...

CLICK!


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Re: Marist Poll just called my house...
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 11:45:54 PM »


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Re: Marist Poll just called my house...
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2012, 11:58:39 PM »
Don not wait to. There was not the shadow of the wall and another shade of eye gaze, we don not go Nvragr not find the light went shadow Nnvr.

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Re: Marist Poll just called my house...
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012, 12:23:13 AM »


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