Thursday, September 28, 2006

It Can Happen To You, It Can Happen To Me

Learned Foot had an interesting phone experience recently.

The same thing happened to me the other day when an identical robot pollster called to ask my preference in the Pennsylvania US Senate race. When I hit the button for "definitely Santorum", the robot went silent.

My only guess is that it was some kind of Moonbat droid whose programming could not allow it to comprehend that someone would vote for Rick Santorum. Is this how all phone polls operate? Are the polls that show Santorum several points behind Casey (and Swann many points behind Rendell) rigged to ignore pro-Santorum responses?

(Incidentally, my post-phone call experience mirrored that of Foot, as well.)

1 comment:

jipzeecab said...

They've automated the most basic of rules for political campaigning, that being don't waste one second more of time trying to convince someone who is committed to ones opponent.
In today's political techniques those in the "grayer areas of choice" are subjected to "push polling" where you will then be subjected to a series of questions designed deliberately to make you emotionally hate the opponent of the candidate the poll is supporting...e.g "If you found out the Senator was both a child molester and a wife beater would you be inclined to vote for him..?"..