We are the 91%

The most important unnoted characteristic of telephone polls (on which most of the political journalism these days seems focused -- instead of on the economy) is that 91% of people refuse to participate in them. In other words, only 9% of the population is being heard in the polls. The data and analysis are laid out by Zombie at PJ Media: One of the most amazing - and significant - statistics of this election season has gone almost completely unnoticed: Only 9% of sampled households gave an answer to pollsters in 2012 Read the whole thing. At Instapundit, Sara Hoyt sums it up: THE SILENCE OF THE NINETY ONE PERCENT: WE ARE THE 91%: Only 9% of Americans Cooperate with Pollsters  and most of my family and friends aren't among them.  Why not?   They don't trust the person on the other side of the phone NOT to be from the government and taking down numbers for nefarious purposes.  After Joe the Plumber, after Fast and Furious and Benghazi-gate, after the media...(Read Full Post)