They usually lump in a load of consumer crap with the political stuff.
The papers or parties probably go halves with Tesco or something
Ha! More cronyism....
Questions about radio stations too. They go through every one. I said I only listened to one all the time ( nova) otherwise I would have been there all day.
I was polled earlier this year by Red C.
Can't remember all the questions now. they enquired about age, approx income, work, education,whether selfemployed etc, and then went onto various consumer and financial products.
Quite a lot of questions about Aviva, perception of same etc. Told her I had little interest in Aviva because of their lay offs. I went on to say that I still on principle called the Rugby grounds Landsdowne Road rather than Aviva. This seemed to puzzle the pollster and probably wasnt in the script.
She went on a bit about attitude to Aviva. Only for it was Red C and coming to end of a month and therefore likely to be about elections, I would have rung off.
As in other cases mentioned here the voting intentions came at the end. Confirmation of voting at the last election and intention to vote at the next. Cannot remember order in which parties called out - it seemed random rather than alphabetical. Stated voting intentions, whether same as last election. No attempt to steer support to any particular party
The phone call came in the evening, so I had time to deal with it. During day time might be different.
Took some time. Over 15 minutes, Questions read out carefully and clearly, but quick answers before question finished seemed to unsettle the the pollster.
I suggested that they email me the list of questions as we were talking to speed up the process. No way ( there was probably a script attached )
Last edited by homer; 13-08-2012 at 09:25 AM.
Another Red C Poll last week, unpublished, apparently.
Somebody is spending a lot of cash tracking this.
I have very little respect for the methods in these polls, though I suppose if they call enough people the averaging of responses is of some use. They seem to have had predictive power in the past.
Where did you hear about it?
Snap election would be suicide for labour, might want the figures to point this out to the membership.
I think labour are in the position FF were in, hang on and hope for a miracle.
Did we just have an 'Oops, I've just outed someone' moment there?