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Wed Nov 4, 2020, 05:35 AM

Is it unusual to have voted in every election since 1976 and NOT ever been "polled?"

Never by phone. Never in an exit poll. I have always been registered and had a telephone. I have been contacted by fundraisers so it isn't that I'm hard to find.

Hey, maybe I am the margin for error.

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Reply Is it unusual to have voted in every election since 1976 and NOT ever been "polled?" (Original post)
dameatball Nov 2020 OP
MFM008 Nov 2020 #1
dameatball Nov 2020 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #2
dubyadiprecession Nov 2020 #4
Cicada Nov 2020 #5
2naSalit Nov 2020 #6
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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 05:41 AM

1. A land line?

I only get polled on a landline.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 05:43 AM

3. Yes I have always had a land line. Now both.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 05:42 AM

2. Not really. Consider that there are over 200 million eligible voters in the US,

and most polls sample only about 1,000 people, so the probability that any particular person would be contacted by a pollster is quite small. I've never been called, either - but then, I don't answer my phone if I don't recognize the number.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 05:45 AM

4. I haven't been pulled since 1996.

It seems like they’re pretending to Poll and posting phony numbers.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 05:56 AM

5. 1000 per poll times 1000 polls Per year is only 1 million people polled

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 06:41 AM

6. I've only been polled once in all those years.

So I guess you can.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 06:47 AM

7. I answered a poll once since 1976 (my 1st time to vote)

It was a Republican poll, calling my husband's phone. I decided to take the call, and answered everything in this skewed poll, for Biden and Democrats. This poll had been calling my husband a lot, and he thought they were telemarketers, so he didn't answer. On this day, my husband was not home, so I took a chance it would be worthwhile to find out who it was.

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