Political robocall and text message insights

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Explore how political campaigns use robocalls and robotexts to reach voters.

Common spam messages urging the reader to reply to a text as political support.

Since the early 2000s, political campaigns have increasingly used robocalls and automated text messages to reach potential voters.

But just how many robocalls and texts do people receive? Check out RoboKiller's data to find out the state of political messages in America.

How many robocalls and texts are Americans receiving in 2022?


Number of political robocalls and texts received per month in 2022



RoboKiller estimates that Americans nationwide received 13.4 million political robocalls and 7.4 million political text messages in August 2022.

RoboKiller uses an unbiased, anonymous machine learning-based approach to understand political message trends. The estimates in this report are based on RoboKiller's proprietary data and customer feedback. Robocall trends, text trends, and featured messages are not a representation of any single political party, person, or organization’s campaign efforts.

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Which political party sent the most robocalls and texts in August 2022?

Political robocalls by month

Political robotexts by month

State
Total
Republican
Democratic
Pennsylvania
4,506,296
2,275,904
2,230,392
California
1,267,455
1,093,494
173,961
Kansas
689,548
531,114
158,434
Florida
664,337
580,120
84,217
Texas
574,277
451,220
123,057
State
Total
Republican
Democratic
New Jersey
537,500
60,828
486,672
Washington
451,897
73,283
378,614
New York
401,326
242,892
158,434
Georgia
269,940
194,021
75,919
North Carolina
204,804
115,527
89,277
State
Total
Republican
Democrat
Maine
49,481,926
24,740,763
22,730,963
Maryland
49,332,221
26,704,693
20,740,963
Massachusetts
48,755,878
21,410,261
25,940,862
Michigan
43,828,963
22,450,560
20,240,930
Minnesota
43,487,329
20,450,764
24,740,963
Mississippi
42,620,915
26,704,693
22,450,560
Missouri
42,521,256
25,410,261
26,704,693
Montana
42,147,689
24,740,963
20,450,764
Nebraska
41,645,769
25,410,261
24,740,763
State
Total
Republican
Democrat
Nevada
49,481,926
24,740,763
22,730,963
New Hampshire
49,332,221
26,704,693
20,740,963
New Jersey
48,755,878
21,410,261
25,940,862
New Mexico
43,828,963
22,450,560
20,240,930
New York
43,487,329
20,450,764
24,740,963
North Carolina
42,620,915
26,704,693
22,450,560
North Dakota
42,521,256
25,410,261
26,704,693
Ohio
42,147,689
24,740,963
20,450,764
Oklahoma
41,645,769
25,410,261
24,740,763
State
Total
Republican
Democrat
Oregon
49,481,926
24,740,763
22,730,963
Pennsylvania
49,332,221
26,704,693
20,740,963
Rhode Island
48,755,878
21,410,261
25,940,862
South Carolina
43,828,963
22,450,560
20,240,930
South Dakota
43,487,329
20,450,764
24,740,963
Tennessee
42,620,915
26,704,693
22,450,560
Texas
42,521,256
25,410,261
26,704,693
Utah
42,147,689
24,740,963
20,450,764
Vermont
41,645,769
25,410,261
24,740,763
State
Total
Republican
Democrat
Virginia
49,481,926
24,740,763
22,730,963
Washington
49,332,221
26,704,693
20,740,963
West Virginia
48,755,878
21,410,261
25,940,862
Wisconsin
43,828,963
22,450,560
20,240,930
Wyoming
43,487,329
20,450,764
24,740,963
State
Total
Republican
Democratic
California
1,448,140
785,089
1,373,051
Wisconsin
675,168
14,927
660,241
New York
610,569
100,412
510,157
Texas
464,065
81,797
382,268
Florida
353,465
93,907
259,558
State
Total
Republican
Democratic
North Carolina
280,146
50,230
229,916
Illinois
279,972
38,518
241,455
Pennsylvania
199,175
44,713
154,462
Arizona
193,964
43,205
150,759
Washington
184,948
28,405
156,543
State
Total
Republican
Democrat
Maine
49,481,926
24,740,763
22,730,963
Maryland
49,332,221
26,704,693
20,740,963
Massachusetts
48,755,878
21,410,261
25,940,862
Michigan
43,828,963
22,450,560
20,240,930
Minnesota
43,487,329
20,450,764
24,740,963
Mississippi
42,620,915
26,704,693
22,450,560
Missouri
42,521,256
25,410,261
26,704,693
Montana
42,147,689
24,740,963
20,450,764
Nebraska
41,645,769
25,410,261
24,740,763
State
Total
Republican
Democrat
Nevada
49,481,926
24,740,763
22,730,963
New Hampshire
49,332,221
26,704,693
20,740,963
New Jersey
48,755,878
21,410,261
25,940,862
New Mexico
43,828,963
22,450,560
20,240,930
New York
43,487,329
20,450,764
24,740,963
North Carolina
42,620,915
26,704,693
22,450,560
North Dakota
42,521,256
25,410,261
26,704,693
Ohio
42,147,689
24,740,963
20,450,764
Oklahoma
41,645,769
25,410,261
24,740,763
State
Total
Republican
Democrat
Oregon
49,481,926
24,740,763
22,730,963
Pennsylvania
49,332,221
26,704,693
20,740,963
Rhode Island
48,755,878
21,410,261
25,940,862
South Carolina
43,828,963
22,450,560
20,240,930
South Dakota
43,487,329
20,450,764
24,740,963
Tennessee
42,620,915
26,704,693
22,450,560
Texas
42,521,256
25,410,261
26,704,693
Utah
42,147,689
24,740,963
20,450,764
Vermont
41,645,769
25,410,261
24,740,763
State
Total
Republican
Democrat
Virginia
49,481,926
24,740,763
22,730,963
Washington
49,332,221
26,704,693
20,740,963
West Virginia
48,755,878
21,410,261
25,940,862
Wisconsin
43,828,963
22,450,560
20,240,930
Wyoming
43,487,329
20,450,764
24,740,963

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Political robocall and robotext FAQs

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Why do I receive political robocalls and text messages?
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Starting in the early 2000’s, politicians have been increasing their campaign investments in political robocalls and text messages because they have higher engagement rates and are more effective than traditional methods like TV ads. Unlike illegal robocalls and text messages, you likely don’t receive political messages at random. Information about your political party affiliation, area you live in, or even past political donations become accessible to campaign groups when you register to vote and identify your political party preference.

Are political robocalls and texts regulated the same way as other robocalls?
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The FTC estimates annual losses of $1,200 per phone scam. The second you sign up for our service, you’re protected from more than 500 million known phone scams in our global database. To date, RoboKiller has prevented more than $400 million in losses to phone scams.

Can I opt out of all political robocalls or text messages?
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The short answer is yes. The long answer is not easily. Registering your phone number on the Do Not Call List in attempts to stop political messages will not help - political calls/texts and charities are not required to follow the Do Not Call List by law. The best way to reduce the political messages you receive is to update your voter registration to remove your associated phone number, follow the instructions from the FTC here, and/or enlist a third-party call and text blocker like RoboKiller or TextKiller.

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Month labels

1/2022, 2/2022, 3/2022, 4/2022, 5/2022, 6/2022, 7/2022, 8/2022

Calls data

109050013,66010286,52993898,24921297,13216868,6414281,7641281,13364788

Texts data

8476491,3316828,12311250,9911407,8498342,5627333,3923017,7416583