Sunday, September 9, 2018

Get ready for a polling blitz

We're bound to hit with a barrage of political polls over the next two months.

But I have to wonder how accurate this political polling will be.

I'm not even suggesting intentional bias, but I am sensing behaviors have changed with the polled public that may have impact on how polls are conducted.

Some pollsters added cellphones to their calling samples as people ditched landlines. But with junk robocalls now at epidemic proportions, who bothers to answer a call from a number they don't recognize anymore?

Do pollsters ID themselves through caller ID? Are liberals more likely to answer an unknown caller, or are conservatives? Or do they both have similar call-rejection/call-answer rates?

Any difference in call pick-ups based on age?

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