By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 at 4:42 pm in Congressional District 10.
A Contra Costa Times reader says she got a phone call at home a few days ago from a survey company out of Las Vegas doing a poll about the various candidates for the 10th Congressional District.
But the pollster could not properly pronounce “Contra Costa County” or the names of the candidates, either.
Hmmm. Will that skew the results? Not sure. And we don’t know who commissioned the poll, either.
Here’s what the reader wrote:
I wonder if anyone else got called last week by a pollster that was asking about the many potential candidates to take over Ellen Tauscher’s seat, but the person who was polling me could not pronounce any of their names right, even when I corrected her.
Buchanan was pronounced Booshman and I can’t even replicate how she said Garamendi and DeSaulnier, but what really sent me over the top was that she mis-pronounced Contra Costa County!
When I challenged her, she apologized and said she just didn’t know how to say them correctly! I suspect that Buchanan may have paid for the survey because several questions related to her. The pollster said she was calling from a phone survey company in Las Vegas.