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Wed Sep 23, 2020, 05:10 PM

I just got polled

and it felt so good!
It was an in-state phone poll, and it seemed pretty legit, not one sided or push polling. The poor woman on the other end seemed a little flustered:
"If the presidential election were being held today, who would you vote..."
"Joe Biden."
"for; Joe Biden or Do..."
"Please don't even say his name. Voting for Joe and Kamala."
"Ok. Do you approve or disapprove of the job... the president has been doing?"
"Do you have anything stronger than disapprove?"
"I can say strongly disapprove."
"How about loathe, or abhor?"
"I hear you, but my options end at strongly disapprove."
"Mine don't, but let's go ahead and put strongly disapprove then."
She was a good sport.

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Reply I just got polled (Original post)
Hstch05 Sep 23 OP
SergeStorms Sep 23 #1
MontanaMama Sep 23 #2
Democracy2020 Sep 23 #4
MontanaMama Sep 23 #5
Democracy2020 Sep 23 #6
Hstch05 Sep 23 #7
MontanaMama Sep 23 #8
MFM008 Sep 23 #3
VarryOn Sep 23 #9
Tommymac Sep 23 #17
VarryOn Sep 23 #18
Tommymac Sep 23 #20
VarryOn Sep 23 #22
Hstch05 Sep 23 #24
Karadeniz Sep 23 #10
somaticexperiencing Sep 23 #11
TNNurse Sep 23 #12
warmfeet Sep 23 #13
DrToast Sep 23 #14
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 23 #15
relayerbob Sep 23 #16
gibraltar72 Sep 23 #19
rurallib Sep 23 #21
MyMission Sep 23 #23

Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 05:14 PM

1. Sometimes you have to laugh...

just to keep from crying. The Trump years: They'll go down in history alongside The Plague Years, or the Hitler Years.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 05:14 PM

2. Curious...did you get the call on a land line

or cell phone?

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Response to Democracy2020 (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 05:19 PM

5. I've read several accounts of folks here on DU getting polled

on land lines but not cell phones. I was polled when W was running the second time and when Obama was running in 2008. I had a land line then but disconnected it in 2012. I havenít been polled since. Iím just wondering.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 05:30 PM

7. Cell Phone

I haven't had a land line for a few years now.
I also set up an Act Blue account and made some donations over the last few weeks.

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Response to Hstch05 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 05:40 PM

8. Thanks for the info...

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 05:16 PM

3. I got polled by Quinnipiac

for the poll that showed maggot down by 14 pts
lol
it was a land line.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 06:05 PM

9. Was it obvious by caller ID you were being polled?

I've always wanted to be polled, but I do not answer calls from numbers I dont recognize.

Other than my dad, who bitches constantly about spam calls, I dont know anywone that answers unknown numbers.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:14 PM

17. Our caller ID sometimes says the polling business' name.

And sometimes not.

Guess it depends on the organization. Quinnipiac always shows up, the rest it's been hit or miss. We get anywhere from 4 to 12 in a presidential year.

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:24 PM

18. Sorry...one other question:

Did you learn the sponsor of the poll?

If I knew who it was, it would help me determine my answers. If I knew it was a public or Trump internal, Iíd want to add some error to their results.

I think many people lie to pollsters. I have a coworker that gets called all the time. He says he answers 180 degrees to the opposite of his true answer.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:40 PM

20. No - the only detail we get on ID is 'political polling organization' or something to that effect.

I can do the detective work after the fact and figure it out when the polls are published however.

And I never lie to a pollster. I will not answer push poll type questions, I just hang up if I feel that is what it is. But I never lie to them. Polls are Science and Science requires the Truth to work correctly.

I believe in Science. It is my ONLY religion.

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:49 PM

22. While it's not my practice to advocate lying...

I want my side to be under-confident and the other to be over. I wish the HRC campaign would not have been so cocked sure.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 08:21 PM

24. I don't know

the sponsor of the poll. The number popped up with a geographic location (Manassas, VA).

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 06:31 PM

10. "Do you have anything stronger...?" ....L.O.L.!!!❤

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 06:38 PM

11. Oh my!!! That must just have felt SO good.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 06:41 PM

12. Good job.

Years ago I got a call from a GOP poll and answered....Boy did you get the wrong house. He laughed.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 06:44 PM

13. LOL!

Been polled a few times. I always want stronger wording than strongly disapprove.

My preferred options are a bit stronger than loathe or abhor. Feel free to guess what words I would actually like to use.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 06:45 PM

14. Do you know which polling firm it was?

And what state are you in?

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Response to DrToast (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:11 PM

15. I have been polled lots of times over the years,

and I don't believe they ever tell you which polling firm. Pretty sure the person asking the questions doesn't know.

Sometimes you can figure it out based on the questions.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:11 PM

16. Yes, I had one like that, only it was clearly a GOP leaning poll

I had a lot of fun.

I suspect the guy taking the poll was actually just doing a job, as he laughed at a number of my comments, as if he agreed but couldn't say so

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:30 PM

19. I got polled other day also

Question was would you be more or less likely to vote for President Trump because of his handling of Coronavirus. I answered no, She said what? I said no I wouldn't be more or less likely. I was never going to vote for him. She then asked same question re. economy. I think she got exasperated at that point.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:45 PM

21. I got a push poll on for the Republican congressional candidate in my district last night

They started with presidential question and worked their way down to the push questions which were predicated on lies.

I called the poller on this and said it was a shame he needed a job so bad he had to get one where he lied to people.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 08:15 PM

23. I had a totally wacky thought about polls

Which involves all of us lying and saying we're voting for 45. His numbers will go up and he'll feel more secure, less need for cheating. Then we vote him out.

He's going to to contest it anyway. But I thought he'd be less likely to cheat if he thought he was going to win. And of course of would be a much bigger disappoinment for him.

The thing is, I couldn't bring myself to to lie about that, to say I was voting for the orange turd.
But the idea was fun to entertain.

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