In Reply to: Re: Another example posted by tractorking2 on October 07, 2020 at 18:00:13:
Thee are scientific polls and then there are non scientific polls. I took statistics at college and learned how to properly conduct polls. A proper poll clearly defines the population of the poll and then you determine how to properly poll that population. For example, let say I am going to do a telephone poll of my country. The population is the people living in my country that has a published telephone number. Then I need to do the size of the population to determine how to poll that population. It may be that I need to call every 100 person on the list, or every 1000 person on the list, depending on the size of the population. There is a formula to determine this. Online polls are fairly meaningless. Call in polls that you see news stations conduct are meaningless.
Having said that, my sister has gotten calls asking her if she was voting for Biden. Her response to the person on the phone was no, she was not voting Harris for President.
I have seen numbers show up on my phone and I guess they may be from pollsters but I don't answer the phone for unknown numbers so I don't know. Maybe I will answer just to see.