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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:15 AM

I'm just making an unscientific guess.

And attack me if you will. I welcome your anger and hatred, much like Emperor Palpatine. Looking at all these polls (which I'm not going to give a rip about until about Nov. 1 2020), my brilliant brain just thought of something. I could be wrong, but what segment of the population always answers their phone regardless if they recognize the number or not? It's older folks! They tend to be more conservative, right?

So, can these polls be at all accurate when most younger people aren't answering these calls? I know after getting several calls from numbers I don't recognize, sometimes I'll finally answer but just yell nonsense for a few seconds before hanging up. Who are these pollsters talking to? Seriously?!

Like I said, this is just my unscientific guessing at work. I'm just not understanding how we can get an accurate gauge nowadays. Maybe before cell phones and caller ID, more people would answer these calls.

One other thing: with this country now being a troll nation, couldn't people be giving false answers in order to give the other side false hope?

Ugh. Even writing this is upping my anxiety to unsafe levels.

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Response to rownesheck (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:19 AM

1. Young people don't do voice calls

 

you'd have to text them the polls to get a result. Or put it on Facebook (except the young and hip don't really like Facebook because Mom is on it too) or some other social media platform.

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Response to rownesheck (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:38 AM

2. Keep on trying to unskew those polls buddy.

An argument from ignorance isn't going to persuade anybody.

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Response to rownesheck (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:44 AM

3. I am 67 years old and have never had a pollster contact me....ever. I don't know if that is unusual

Been a U. S. citizen all my life.

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