Polls where we can call a 900 number and express our opinion are interesting and entertaining, and we can even call as many times as we want. Besides, a democracy couldn’t work if our leaders didn’t know what we think about important issues, and these polls give us a chance to let them know what’s going on down here at the ‘grass roots’.
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The fact that you have to pay for a 900 number is one major biasing point. People who have strong opinions that they want to be heard will be willing to pay the money to call the 900 number. Ordinary people who are satisfied or who are enjoying the status quo will probably not call in …
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