Originally Posted by Distracted1
Yep, and they do the same at the ballot box.
The vast majority of voters will always vote for 'their' party, no matter what opinion they might have expressed about it beforehand - simply out fear. The vote itself might be secret, but if they vote for the 'other' party they have to lie about it to their peers. This is particularly disturbing if the 'other' party wins. Not only are you a liar, but also a traitor! And they can probably tell that you are lying...
Pollsters OTOH, who cares? It's much easier to unload your real
feelings onto an anonymous stranger who doesn't care what you think and won't be tittle-tattling about it.
That's the problem with polls. The question they should
be asking is - "Are you now or have you ever been a
member of the Communist Party