Voter fatigue is no longer an factor this election cycle because thoughtful voters appear instead to be tuning out entirely to media and polls, and instead tuning into reality television. There’s an irony.
“It’s getting much harder for pollsters to get people to respond to interviews,” wrote Michael Barone, in a National Review Online story today. “The Pew Research Center reports that only 9 percent of the people it contacts respond to its questions. That’s compared with 36 percent in 1997.”
Barone said that of that 9 percent of respondents, is is likely that the sample is not representative of the much larger voting public.
Duh… ya think?
He explained that everything from the decreasing number of landline phones, to implausible party identification, impacts poll numbers today.
“I don’t believe that any of the… Read More