The phone rang tonight at home. I picked it up after two rings. There was silence on the other end. It lasted for seven or eight seconds. Then a woman came on the line. The delay had given her away. I knew it was some kind of telemarketer or pollster calling. The night before Primary Day I figured it might be a pollster.
She said she was from the Republican Party and wanted to know who I was voting for tomorrow in the primary Dale Sweetland or Joanie Mahoney. I informed her that you have to be registered in a party to vote in a primary. She sounded a little surprised and said thank you and hung up.
I don't doubt the good intentions of the pollster, but the sloppiness of the process got me thinking about the accuracy of the polls. I don't know who was conducting this poll.