Campaign political calls

Political Calls: The Heat is On

T-minus 21 days until Election Day, ‘Merica. November 8. The day this political barrage is put to rest. The day the negativity stops [wishful thinking?]. The day we all learn who will be our next President. Until then… [ring!]

“Hi, I’m Donald Trump…”

Political robocalls. They’re still here, they’re still legal, and they’re coming for you. Hide your kids, hide your wives. No one’s safe, not even those on the DNC list (unless you live in New Hampshire, the lucky devils). To no surprise, legal political calls have been on the rise, increasing 64% since January. These legitimate calls can be robocalls or, if you’re lucky, a live volunteer asking for your support.

With such a spirited and divided voter base this year, you can bet your buns each candidate is trying to get their message into as many households as possible. Would it surprise you to learn that, in the last 30 days, Trump’s campaign has made 388% more outgoing calls to consumers than Clinton’s campaign? Why might that be? Is it indicative of the state of the election? Or what about the fact that some of Clinton’s biggest area codes for originating calls come from swing states Florida and Pennsylvania?

Now, if your phone rings and the caller ID says “Trump for President” or “Clinton for President”, would you answer? Twenty bucks says you wouldn’t and I wouldn’t bet against me. I have data on my side. Hiya teamed up with Harris Poll to tap into the thoughts of our average Americans (2,007 adults, all legally able to buy lottery tickets). 76% of Americans said they would be “not very” or “not at all” likely to answer a call if they knew it was regarding a political campaign or donation.

Lucky for that 76% (or the 24% of unicorns who actually want to answer a political call…), Hiya’s in the business of helping you decide whether or not to answer a call. Now, when either campaign calls, you can see the caller ID and make the game-time decision.

Top 5 Clinton Area Codes (where calls originate):

  • 202 (Washington, D.C.)
  • 646 (Manhattan, NY)
  • 215 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 315 (Syracuse, NY)
  • 561 (Palm Beach County, FL)

Top 5 Trump Area Codes (where calls originate):

  • 202 (Washington, D.C.)
  • 646 (Manhattan, NY)
  • 315 (Syracuse, NY)
  • 585 (Rochester, NY)
  • 310 (Los Angeles, CA)

On the other side of that presidential coin, there are political calls no one should ever answer. We identify those as well. Growing at an enormous rate are political scams. Since January, political scam calls have increased at an alarming 614%. Some scammers want your money promising free cruises if you take a political survey (with a one-time fee, of course). Other scammers want your information by pretending to verify your registration information. Learn more about the more popular political scams here. In the meantime, be extra wary of political calls coming from these area codes:

Top 5 Political Scam Area Codes (where calls originate):

  • 213 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 803 (Columbia, SC)
  • 312 (Chicago, IL)
  • 281 (Houston, TX)
  • 212 (Manhattan, NY)

The good news is, there is an end in sight: November 8. 20 more days. Let the countdown begin.

20 days, 23 hours, 59 seconds…

20 days, 23 hours, 58 seconds…

20 days, 23 hours, 57 seconds…

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