Monday, October 1, 2012

Mocking the prez

Uh-oh. NBC's Saturday Night Live is mocking the president.



I'll take that as more indicative of trend lines than the current spate of polls.   Especially in light of this information.  WE ARE THE 91%: Only 9% of Americans Cooperate with Pollsters
It has become increasingly difficult to contact potential respondents and to persuade them to participate. The percentage of households in a sample that are successfully interviewed – the response rate – has fallen dramatically. At Pew Research, the response rate of a typical telephone survey was 36% in 1997 and is just 9% today.

All those poll results are just percentages of 9% of people who will talk to pollsters. No wonder they seem oddly out of wack.

1 comment:

  1. "the response rate of a typical telephone survey was 36% in 1997 and is just 9% today"

    This is very interesting, Gene. I wonder why they have NEVER contacted me? Believe me; I WOULD respond!

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