Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We actually do our polls...

One of the unfortunate things about yesterday's news regarding Research 2000 is that it will have some people wondering if there are even more firms putting out poll numbers without actually conducting polls. Well we do conduct our polls and as a result get a pretty good volume of irate e-mails and phone calls from people telling us to never to call them ever again. Below is a small sampling, although I'm very disappointed I couldn't find the e-mail from the lady in Alaska chiding us because our interviewer didn't sound Alaskan...

From: Karin Whitten
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 8:51 PM
To: PPP Information
Subject: ??

ENOUGH with the phone calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You people are out of control!!!!!!!!!!!

I am on the DO NOT CALL list for a reason and people like you are the REASON!!!!!!!!!!!

Cease and desist calling my house!!

It is 8:45 PM on a Sunday night … totally Inappropriate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


From: Beverley Justice
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 1:47 PM
To: Jensen, Tom
Subject: Unsolicited phone calls in NC

I just received one of your calls. It is my policy to respond to lengthy surveys only when reasonable compensation is offered. You don't work for free, neither do I.



Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm a resident of North Carolina, and I appreciate all polling to follow public opinion. In order to serve the people properly, it is important to check the pulse of the population frequently. Sometimes, a citizen may get a chance to voice their opinions by means of polling. That is a significant and valuable asset in itself. Monetary payment wouldn't be as valuable. And hey, if you don't want to participate...don't answer your phone! People are getting their blood pressure up for little cause. I appreciate all the hard work polling organizations do. Thanks!

Rich Bradley said...

To be fair, calling at 8:45 pm on a Sunday night is fairly obnoxious

Sam said...

Hmm. I wouldn't think twice about an 8:45pm phone call, but PPP will never call me because I'm from the quarter of American households that has gone cellphone-only. I'm glad you actually poll, but when will you stop undercounting my demographic?

Anonymous said...

Most phones are equipped with an adjustable ringer. Obnoxious phone calls that disturb folks during "prime time" can be eliminated by enabling features such as these...and taking responsibility for your own you have control over your own calls...and your own life! Thanks.

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