The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was pollling.
While polling during an election period is not necessarily flawless, it is fairly accurate in predicting voter intentions come October when millions head over to fill out their ballot.
I’ll be honest with you, though, although I see the merit in polling — even when we’re absolutely bombarded by new data every day — I have yet to take part in one myself.
Yes, I guess you can say I’m not doing my civic duty or whatever. Or hey, maybe you’re just like me. But when I hear an automated voice on the line asking me to answer questions. Click. Bye.
I will have to give it a shot one day. I’m curious. I have always wondered who is answering these phone calls and subsequently how the polling service breaks down voter intention.
It’s not an exact science. People flip flop. It’s only human nature after all.