|[November 01, 2004]
Upoc Poll of Mobile Phone Users Shows Kerry as Favorite for Tuesday's Presidential Election
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Nov. 1, 2004 -- More Than 16,000 Respondents (More Than 6% of the Total Sample) Give Kerry 57% to Bush's 26%
Mobile phone text users, responding to a poll from Upoc Networks, and representing 98% of the nation's wireless carriers, gave Senator John Kerry a 31% lead over President George Bush for Tuesday's General Election.
Of more than a quarter million mobile text users contacted (258,046), 16,623 users responded, representing a response factor of 6.44%. The national response average for random polls is typically between 2-3%.
Final results showed: Kerry with 57%, Bush with 26%, 14% not voting and 3% "other."
The Upoc community is open to all carriers. Also, users can use their phone to respond or they vote on the poll through the site. Carriers include: Verizon, AT&T, Cingular, T-Mobile and Sprint, to name a few.
In making the announcement, David Friedensohn, president, Upoc Networks, noted: "The mobile phone community has spoken. Text users represent a wide cross section of America, cutting across all socio-economic as well as geographic groups. The anonymity of the poll reflects a wide range of varied views within established parties, as well as Independents. It is important to note that typically, phone polls only use land lines where the Upoc poll is exclusively wireless. This corrects the under representation of mobile phone users in ordinary polling techniques."
Upoc Networks is the most comprehensive mobile community solution for carriers, consumers, media companies and marketers to communicate via SMS (text messaging), WAP (wireless Internet), voice, MMS (multimedia messaging), BREW, Java and more. Upoc Networks has created the greatest network of community messaging in North America with direct connections to wireless carriers servicing 98% of the cell phone market. More information on Upoc can be found at http://www.upocnetworks.com.
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