Here's why Ron Paul doesn't win the Rasmussen polls.....Submitted by FromJericho on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 18:54
This is straight from the Rasmussen website in their FAQ section:
Do You Poll Cell Phones?
"While we do not currently call cell phones directly when conducting our surveys, to reach those who have abandoned traditional landline telephones, Rasmussen Reports uses an online survey tool to interview a demographically diverse panel. Just like our telephone surveys, respondents for this approach are selected on a random basis to insure the reliability of the sample. As a result, you cannot sign up to participate."
Ok, here's the deal: Ron Paul supporters are young. Most of us don't own traditional landlines. We are the cell phone generation. We pay to have a phone that goes everywhere with us, it's kinda the smarter, cheaper thing to do. Anyway, most of the folks who have landlines are older babyboomers and those from the "greatest" generation, ya know, "neo-cons". (NOT ALL OF THEM, Just most of them). Anyway, if the majority of our support base doesn't have landlines, then this explains the low numbers in national polling surveys. As far as their "e-mail polling" goes, I have to wonder where exactly they're getting these certified email addresses of REAL people. How do they know they're not calling the same people they email?..Sounds fishy to me. Also, I know several people with landlines who have participated in Rasmussen phone polls, but I have yet to meet ANYONE who has participated in a Rasmussen email poll. So, if you've participated in one, let us know about it. Anyway, I hope this serves to boost your spirits a bit. Remember, the Perry, Bachmann, and Romney folks are also the people who have landlines... (they also use slide-rulers and sun-dials!...haha).