Open Question For Everyone

Has anyone gotten a phone call from a political pollster this year?
I’m just curious as to who gets called–and who answers the phone.

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Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.

  • http://www.YesTruebloodIsMyRealName.com Mark Trueblood

    “likely voters” who own a landline.
    Meaning, ignoring the newly-registered and much of the young. I’m not paying any attention to polls, because i think obama has alot of supporters who are newly registered and only have a cellphone.

  • http://www.liggett.com David Moore

    Living in Ohio, we get many of these calls. Usually, they’re ID’d by caller id, and we don’t answer. when they do get through, we hang up.
    What a waste of time and money, and it does make you realize how skewed the results must be.

  • yikes

    Here’s a good instance, though not one I’ve gotten personally.
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Jewish_voters_complain_of_antiObama_poll.html?showall
    Smells of Rove.

  • http://www.bullshitobserver.com Todd

    Just guessing, but I would surmise that people who answer the phone tend to be those with more time on their hands and less human interaction in their day. Old people, bored housewives, and people out on disability mainly.

  • http://multicultclassics.blogspot.com HighJive

    In Chicago, I get tons of prerecorded messages from candidates. Even candidates’ wives and kin. It’s ridiculous.