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When the phone caller ID listed a Texas number and marketing -- I wondered, was I about to get polled.

Yes indeed. It was a robo call poll and I was thankful I had just read yesterday this wonderful story about this kind of polling. Coincidentally, at work today I was discussing whether people tend to hang up on these kinds of polls.

Follow the link from pollster.com to the actual long but informative article.
It was not a presidential preference poll per se. See below for details.

The important questions were whether I thought Powell made his endorsement based on race and whether I was concered about the money Obama was spending. The computer voice asked me how important such endorsements are.

Other questions sought my view on the economy (was there a recession, how long did I think it would last, was I confident my job would last, etc.)

And of course the question dealing with my opinion on George Bush. The survey did not ask if I were a Democrat, Republican or Independent.

Originally posted to deemeegee on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 03:04 PM PDT.

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