Mini Poll Results

A Poll Looks At Itself

Have you ever gotten a telephone call at home from a pollster or survey researcher?
  • 83%
  • 17%
Have you ever agreed to be polled?
  • 69%
  • 17%
  • 14%
    I have never received such a call
Was the most recent phone poll you received about a political candidate or issue, or for a consumer product/commercial service?
  • 74%
    Political candidate/issue
  • 12%
  • 14%
    I have never been polled by phone
Which of the following ways of contact is most likely to convince you to participate in a survey?
  • 4%
    Automated telephone call
  • 31%
    Live telephone call
  • 8%
  • 9%
    In-person solicitation in a public place
  • 37%
  • 11%
Do you think most people generally tell the truth to political pollsters?
  • 81%
  • 19%
How about you? Would you most likely tell the truth to a political pollster?
  • 62%
    Yes, to the best of my ability
  • 21%
    Yes, more or less
  • 13%
    Yes, to the substantive questions, but I might fudge on some of the personal questions like my income and age
  • 4%
Many political polls show Hillary Clinton and Roy Blunt winning their respective elections. How much faith do you have these polls are right?
  • 35%
    The polls are right about both of them
  • 59%
    The polls are right about at least one of them
  • 6%
    The polls are wrong about both of them
How often do you check the source and methodology of the different polls you read or hear about?
  • 19%
    All the time
  • 50%
  • 31%
Which of the following sources of political polls do you think are generally the most likely to be the most accurate?
  • 27%
    Polls conducted by the mainstream news media
  • 6%
    Polls conducted by the candidates/campaigns themselves
  • 48%
    Polls conducted by universities
  • 19%
    Polls conducted by third-party groups interested in various campaign issues
When will you be ready for a poll about the March/April 2017 St. Louis Mayor’s race?
  • 20%
    Right now
  • 8%
    After filing opens in November
  • 35%
    After filing closes in December
  • 14%
  • 7%
  • 15%