Author Topic: Have you ever been polled?  (Read 241 times)

aryadhana

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Have you ever been polled?
« on: October 01, 2020, 02:18:46 PM »
This isn't scientific but neither I nor anyone I know has been polled or knows someone that has been polled.  I don't think this is unmeaningful, especially over time.

Have you been polled by a real pollster?  Know anyone (who knows anyone) who has? 


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Re: Have you ever been polled?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 02:31:28 PM »
Polls are bullshit marketing tools. Intellectual types gobble them up like hungry hungry hippos and I never understood why.
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aryadhana

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Re: Have you ever been polled?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2020, 02:35:01 PM »
Polls are bullshit marketing tools. Intellectual types gobble them up like hungry hungry hippos and I never understood why.

Opinion polls are obviously useless, and have no settling mechanism to boot like an election.  Election polls can be interesting because we'd all like to know who is going to win before the election.

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Re: Have you ever been polled?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 02:37:15 PM »
Some polls are bad. Some polls are good.

Independently designed and executed, truly representative polls are statistically sound and oftentimes the only way we can understand a population.

I have never been polled, but then again I try to have that, "if you are approaching me with a clipboard, I will kick you in the shins" type of mentality  ;D
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Re: Have you ever been polled?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 02:52:58 PM »
No.  Most polls are done by phone and like any sane person I don't answer unknown numbers.

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Re: Have you ever been polled?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 03:26:40 PM »
"Have you ever been polled?" My first reaction was, I beg your pardon? Sounds rather rude doesn't it. :)
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