Have you ever wondered why you or no one you know has been called to contribute to an election poll? Well, that question might have been answered by an embarrassing revelation in the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. During a Project Veritas undercover sting, a Quinnipiac staff member explained that the one phone used to poll citizens has been unplugged since 2003.
“Yeah, it’s a super chill job. We just watch Netflix all day, mostly. The phone isn’t even plugged into the wall. It’s a paperweight,” the employee admitted in the footage. “Around 2 o’clock we just tell our bosses something like, ‘Wow, Americans favor socialism by 12 points over capitalism!’ or some [explicit].”
Later in the video the staffer explains, “We already know what everyone thinks anyway. And if a whole bunch of people happens to think differently, then we don’t even want to hear from those idiots. Everyone knows that’s how an honest polling firm should operate.”
In a statement by Quinnipiac, they defend not using their phone for the last 17 years by saying they’ve “saved thousands by not paying a phone bill.” They also claimed, “These savings allowed us to donate to the Democrat Party in a massive way.”
Update: According to a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday, Americans favor sweeping the whole “we’ve-never-actually-polled-citizens-thing” under the rug by an 81% to 19% margin.