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  •  "This is a phone call" (1+ / 0-)
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    Interesting -- I've wondered about this. At our home (in Wisconsin) we've been getting many calls that appear to be from polling agencies. But we can see the numbers and read the source of the call on our telephones and on our television screens. So we don't get up and respond to the call.

    With the technology we have today, who is actually responding to those polling calls? I suspect it is more likely to be people who haven't worked all day!!

    "Statistics are people with the tears washed away." Sociologist Ruth Sidel

    by Vicky on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 09:26:53 AM PDT

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    •  Never trust (1+ / 0-)
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      the racial backgrounds in IVR polls.  I think people just plan lie.  SUSA has the same problem.

      But the topline numbers are still usefull.

      The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

      by fladem on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 09:43:11 AM PDT

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