What Went Wrong With The Polls?

They were disrupted is what went wrong. Read this.

So, what went wrong? For starters, most polls are still conducted by phone. And not only by phone, but by landline.

The problem is that people just don’t answer their phones for pollsters anymore. Fewer people have landlines, there are new prohibitions on autodialing cellphones and people rarely pick up phone calls from numbers they don’t recognize; not to mention suspicion of solicitations from strangers.

I don’t even use a landline anymore, except as a fax line, as a backup to my alarm system, and for emergencies. Most millennials don’t have one at all.

Polling has been disrupted and failed.

About the author

Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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