Just received a polling phone call

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Just received a polling phone call

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Post by Syntyr » Mon May 21, 2018 8:39 pm

Just received an innteresting robot call from unknown number. It was a robo survey. Questions were:

Do you have fav/unfavorable opinion of Trump
Favorable or unfavorable of Democrats in Congress
Favorable or unfavorable Of republicans in Congress
If election were held today would you for for the dem in your district or republican
If election for senate were held today would you vote for “bedo” o’rouke or Ted Cruz and yes it was pronounced BEEDO :smilelol5:
Here is where it gets interesting
Favorable or unfavorable Opinion of the NRA? :thumbs2:
Favorable or unfavorable Opinion of Gabbie Giffords? :mad5 BZZZZZT!
Favorable or unfavorable opinion of high school kids advocating against gun violence? :grumble
Favorable or unfavorable opinion of March for our Lives? :nono:
How important is gun safety very, somewhat, little, or no importance? :thumbs2: :rules:
Do you feel that we as a nation need more gun control, less gun control or as is? :fire :fire :fire :fire

I answered less to that question and I think the system hung up on me. :totap: I guess they were getting the answers they wanted " :headscratch so if you get an unknown caller tonight it might be a survey...
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Post by Oldgringo » Mon May 21, 2018 9:01 pm

If I don't recognize the caller, I usually won't answer it. That's what Voice Mail is for.

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Post by John Galt » Mon May 21, 2018 9:29 pm

Oldgringo wrote:If I don't recognize the caller, I usually won't answer it. That's what Voice Mail is for.

:iagree:

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Post by carlson1 » Mon May 21, 2018 9:44 pm

John Galt wrote:
Oldgringo wrote:If I don't recognize the caller, I usually won't answer it. That's what Voice Mail is for.

:iagree:
I also have an App on my IPHONE called, "Mr. Number" and it is a big help.
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Post by Abraham » Tue May 22, 2018 9:33 am

"If I don't recognize the caller, I usually won't answer it. That's what Voice Mail is for."

Perfect!

This what we've been doing for years.

We let caller I.D. and the answering machine screen all calls.

Every time we get a call and we don't know the caller, I laugh with glee as yet another bother-er didn't get to bother us.

Thus, we turn what could be an annoyance into yet another time to laugh and laugh and laugh...


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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:52 am

I got a text from his campaign. I responded with "no hablo ingles". They didn't text back. Apparently "Beto" doesn't have anyone on his campaign that speaks Spanish...
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Re: Just received a polling phone call

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Post by Pete92FS » Sun May 27, 2018 1:20 pm

Abraham wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:33 am
"If I don't recognize the caller, I usually won't answer it. That's what Voice Mail is for."

Perfect!

This what we've been doing for years.

We let caller I.D. and the answering machine screen all calls.

Every time we get a call and we don't know the caller, I laugh with glee as yet another bother-er didn't get to bother us.

Thus, we turn what could be an annoyance into yet another time to laugh and laugh and laugh...
Same here - let my voice mail and caller ID screen my calls. Received this poll on my answering machine and deleted it after the first question. :mrgreen:
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Re: Just received a polling phone call

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Post by Oldgringo » Mon May 28, 2018 9:39 pm

Pete92FS wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Abraham wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:33 am
"If I don't recognize the caller, I usually won't answer it. That's what Voice Mail is for."

Perfect!

This what we've been doing for years.

We let caller I.D. and the answering machine screen all calls.

Every time we get a call and we don't know the caller, I laugh with glee as yet another bother-er didn't get to bother us.

Thus, we turn what could be an annoyance into yet another time to laugh and laugh and laugh...
Same here - let my voice mail and caller ID screen my calls. Received this poll on my answering machine and deleted it after the first question. :mrgreen:
We can also block that number. I have about as many blocked numbers as I do "contacts"....maybe more? :leaving


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Re: Just received a polling phone call

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Post by K.Mooneyham » Tue May 29, 2018 12:04 am

IMHO, a lot of (most?) polling is rather useless for several reasons. Some percentage of it is DESIGNED to get a particular group of responses via calling in areas heavily favored by one party or the other (but mostly one in particular), or by wording the questions in such a manner as to elicit certain desired responses, or a combination of the two. Then the poll numbers are touted in an attempt to bring about "bandwagoning" (everyone else is doing it, so why not you?).

However, another reason that much polling is skewed is that a lot of folks simply refuse to answer the polls at all. I have a feeling that most of those folks tend to vote for one party instead of the other. In and of itself, that would skew the results without any predetermined spin placed on the poll. Indeed, if that is true, it may partially count for why one party thought they had the last election sewn up, and then the unexpected happened.

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Post by Middle Age Russ » Tue May 29, 2018 8:32 am

At the first mention of Bedo, my response would have turned to "Due to the nature of this call, I will be donating $10 to the NRA, and I will do so for each subsequent call I or any in my immediate family receives." I expect this would self-limit the calls.
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