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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:23 PM

Calls for BO in OH tonight

... just volunteered for an hour to do campaign calls to likely democrats or undecideds. I kid you not, went through many pages of registrations, did not talk to A SINGLE person on the list. One answering machine after another.

Which gets another incite into why the polls are looking like malarkey. It would be a statistical null result that of 200+ people, not a single random person would be home to take the call, whether for Romney or Obama.

If that's what is happening in other polls, you are not going to get any type of reliable forecast.

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nobunnyclue Oct 2012 OP
DrToast Oct 2012 #1
rightsideout Oct 2012 #2
elleng Oct 2012 #3
abumbyanyothername Oct 2012 #4
Pirate Smile Oct 2012 #7
LisaL Oct 2012 #5
NCLefty Oct 2012 #6
Tigress DEM Oct 2012 #8
Firebirds01 Oct 2012 #9

Response to nobunnyclue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:26 PM

1. People probably aren't answer their phones

I can't imagine what it would be like to live in OH right now.

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Response to nobunnyclue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:30 PM

2. Do you all make these calls around dinner time?

Not sure if this makes any difference but calling around 6:00 pm catches people going out, picking kids up, dropping kids off, having dinner, going out for dinner. Some people don't answer during dinner time.

Plus more people are using cell phones as their main line now. Land lines aren't as effective to solicit to as before.

Just some ideas on the lack of response.

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Response to nobunnyclue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:40 PM

3. Of course. Day, time, and type of phone (land/cell) are significant indicators

of likely/not responses.

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Response to nobunnyclue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:40 PM

4. In Iowa not Ohio

my parents refuse to answer the phone.

Too many calls.

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Response to abumbyanyothername (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:55 PM

7. We dropped our land line a year ago & it's been heavenly. No constant robocalls, etc. I don't get

polled ever anymore but it's still much better. Plus the local OFA office has my number so that's not a problem.

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Response to nobunnyclue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:41 PM

5. I think people are tired as hell of all the calls.

And refuse to answer their phones.

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Response to nobunnyclue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:45 PM

6. I don't answer my phone, and it rings a lot more these days.

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Response to nobunnyclue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:58 PM

8. Thank you for your service, Soldier of Peace.

Everyone who puts in time and effort, boots on the ground, time on the phone is working for the peace that will be possible with an adult in charge for 4 more years.

THANKS!

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Response to nobunnyclue (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:58 PM

9. I answered tonight

 

I said I was voting for the Pres, Brown, and that I was a Dem.

It was a nice person with an asian accent (I asked but appologized for asking). I always answer the phone but Im on of the few who do. The people who called were out of Ogden utah.

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