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New NRA poll

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SoCalNoMore, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. SoCalNoMore

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  2. beatledog7

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    Poll asks for your email address and will quite likely result in a heavy dose of spam.
     
  3. PRM

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    I get spam anyway - might as well be some that I will enjoy reading :)
     
  4. fanchisimo

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    I imagine that the email is for if you choose an answer that doesn't support them, they will send you info about that question. Also it asks if they can use the poll to further our rights or some such so it's probably like a digital signature. I for the most part trust the NRA's polls.
     
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    Polling with a self-selected pool of respondents is worthless.
     
  6. SoCalNoMore

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    Actually it does not. Been hitting NRA polls for a long time, no spam.
     
  7. MErl

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    like all other online polls? :)

    they can match emails in the poll against their member records and at least get try to combat the "80% or NRA members support common sense BS."

    I agree with you though, they'd need to select a couple thousand members at random and contact them to get statistics that mean anything.
     
  8. John3921

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    The poll is relatively simple way for members to give the NRA direction.
     
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    I am a life member,they have had my e-mail for a LONG time. No spam yet.
    The gun grabbers are saying that a large portion of NRA's membership supports magazine bans,assault weapons ban and/or registration,universal background checks. This is the only way to disprove their lies.
     
  10. MErl

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    since this poll isn't limited to NRA members it doesn't say anything about the NRA membership.

    Someone could post this over at moveon and poison it nicely
     
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    last question asks if you want to join and you click yes it sends you to a membership page to sign up
     
  12. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight... perhaps you'd also be interested in some prime ocean-front real estate I have up for grabs. A Nigerian prince owns it and just needs to use a US-based bank account to get some funds out of escrow.

    This is a membership drive, pure and simple.

    Btw, OP, the link you provided includes your email address. They use that to track whether their marketing campaign is working or not. I've removed your personal information from the link.

    For those who are curious, the link provided looked like this:
    https://www.nra.org/action-survey/d....com&utm_campaign=Important+gun+rights+update

    I've replaced the OP's email address with example@example.com for his privacy.

    As you can see, the query string (all the stuff after the ? in the URL) has some interesting marketing information.

    s=ngo2013 indicates this is for the 2013 National Gun Owner's Survey.

    ek=Y3BEG79N is obviously some kind of unique identifier.

    utm_source=MailingList shows it came from the NRA mailing list.

    utm_medium=email shows it was via email.

    utm_content=example%example.com lets them know which email address responded.

    utm_campaign=Important+gun+rights+update was likely the subject line letting them know which campaign was most effective increasing membership.
     
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