I was sitting at home with nothing better to do, when I received a phone call from a political group wanting to now who I was voting for, and why. The caller, (female probably foreign) claimed that the call did not represent any party, and was merely gathering information.
From what I could gather from talking to her, she seemed mainly to focus on Romney. He is doing this, and he is doing that, and what my opinion of that was. She also asked me what I thought of Ryan Paul or whatever his name is, and wether I thought he was a good choice for Mitten's running mate. Not that I care, because he has about as much pull as Sarah Palin.
She did tell me a few things that Obama was doing, but it was all negative things, while everything she said about Mittens was positive, and she did not once ask my opinion of Joe Biden. So, I am guessing that this poll taker was on the Romney payroll. A few questions that I found annoying. What's my annual salary, (I told her zero) Employed or unemployed..(Neither) And, the most annoying, what race are you, white, black, hispanic, or other. I was going to say purple with green lollipop stripes, but, I just replied. I am american, and that's all that should matter.
I also didn't care for the answer they wanted. Strongly support down to Don't support at all. I like to be really annoying and fill in the grey areas. Simple yes or no questions would have been better. And, like those employee tests, she asked the same questions about Romney, only switching the words around to make him sound better. But did not do the same with the Obama questions.
So, has anyone else received this type of call? First time I have ever responded to one. Kind of a pointless phone conversation if you ask me. When there is so much other media out there to reach whatever audience they are looking for. Sure would like to have the money they are spending on that!
No, I have not! I do not usually respond when a caller starts to survey me, I simply say not interested and hang up the phone, enough said!
I would have done that, but I was bored. It could have just as easily been a survey about what cereal I ate every day, or what deodorant I use. But, darn! They weren't giving away any free stuff this time! Rats! I forgot to ask for my free bailout!
I got something like that. I told them I was voting for Cthulhu because I didn't believe in choosing the lesser of two evils. He didn't get it.
Which Super PAC did they say there were with, again?
Good answer, Melissa!
Isn't Cthulhu the god that was released by the DP oil company in an episode of South Park? The onle where they drilled a hole into the ocean floor and opened the door to an evil universe? With the president of the DP oil company naked on a bare skinned rug...going "We're Sorry." LOL!
I haven't been polled this year, but for the 2008 election, I was polled THREE times. My best friend was polled then, too.
I will not respond to a poll unless the caller identifies who is funding the polling. Most of the time they are evasive, so I hang up.
by sunforged 6 years ago
Disenfranchisement Movement?Must have had my head in the dirt or clouds or something, but this topic is new "news" to me. Today I have read reports from Rolling Stone, 3rd party Think Tanks, Non Partisan Watchdog groups and many many traditional news sources.So has it been mainstream news...
by Shirley Anderson 9 years ago
It's time once again to vote for your favourite HubNuggets!Please remember to do your civic Hub duty and vote for your very favourite-est hub.The 5 hubs that get the most votes will be featured in Wednesday's newsletter that Ryan Hupfer sends out to over 40,000 hubbers.Thank-you for voting. ...
by Dennis L. Page 2 years ago
What does this recent polling say about Trump supporters?Using polling from Public Policy and YouGov, the New York Times has reported an analysis of Trump voters. Here is a breakdown of those who support Trump:33.3% of South Carolina Trump supporters would like to bar gays and lesbians from...
by freecampingaussie 7 years ago
Do you ever answer polls on other hubs ?I have seen on other hubs where they have had a lot of people answer polls & answered them myself , so I did some on hubs but no one answers them, Do you or do you not like them ?
by Josh Ratzburg 2 years ago
How in the HELL does Donald Trump lead in the Republican primary polls?People who support him have to be trolling, right?
by Tiffany 5 years ago
What are some of the hardest questions you have been asked in an interview?I have been going to job interviews like crazy. I have realized that I should be prepared for more uncommon interview questions. The hardest question I have been asked - "If your previous employer had to list three...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|