anyone else getting political poling calls like crazy?

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  1. Harry Gibbs

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    i get like three a day, and they almost always ask the same questions. it's interesting figuring out who is doing the polling. one was clearly a republican group because when they asked about the job congress is doing, they referred to "the liberals in congress" and "congressional republicans," as if liberals are a political party and/or republican is an ideology.

    i got one yesterday that must have been some repub group trying to register voters. some dickhead (first clue it was repub) called up and said he was doing polling. then jumped right into two questions -- one about the job obama was doing and another about a hotly contested congressional race. i answered both in favor of the democratic candidate and he said, "ok that's it then. we're done." i said, "your poll is just two questions?" he said, "yep" and hung up. :jj:

    the legit ones always start out with some intro on how they aren't selling you anything, they ask some demographic info, an then a series of many questions.
     
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    they know i'm stupid
     
  3. HaroldJackson

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    Thanks for the insight.
     
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    RH Goatcabin One Man Four Banner Mafia 2010 OG POTY The Bar VIP Gold

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    He is Dinkus Mayhem and he approves this message. :up:
     
  5. Harry Gibbs

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    thanks for being a Reggie.
     
  6. Harry Gibbs

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    :hw:
     
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    Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for Candidate A if you knew they had sex with their family dog.
     
  8. beatlejaws

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    from now until election day i'm going to answer the phone by saying "OBAMA"
     
  9. FlaFlaFlunkie

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    I've received about 8 and all but one were on my home phone and all 8 were pre-recorded Romney campaign calls.

    Even though they were pre-recorded, I still screamed FUCK YOU and hung up.

    Who's using telemarketing in 2012? :facepalm:
     
  10. ilovebacon

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    I don't pick up unknown calls
    God bless caller ID!
     
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    Alert, faggit. Pwned!
     
  12. DarkFriday

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    :up:
     
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    yes! they bug the shit out of me. i pay to be able to block them, etc. but they still get through.
     
  14. Capn Crud

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    I have an Ooma VOIP phone and I can program stuff online and one option is to reject calls from "Unknown" or "Private" callers.

    I've only received a few calls
     
  15. sstressed

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    i have a landline that i use when i have to give phone numbers to places i dont want bothering me. the ringer is always turned off so i don't get bothered by sales people and low life politicians.

    since the silly season started, i've erased dozens of robo calls. it's reefuckingdickulous!