Polling Puzzle

We get regular phone calls at home from pollsters. Perhaps it’s because I’m more inclined than others to participate that we are “randomly selected” so often, but in any case I appreciate the opportunity to add my generally outlier opinions to the mix. Frequently the poll is on a specific topic: bank services, advertising recognition, radio listening habits, and so on. Occasionally, like today, the questions cover a range of subjects: how do I feel about the economy, do I think it will be better or worse in six months, what social networking sites do I use and how often, where do I get my news coverage, how would I rate the leaders of Canada’s political parties?