October 17, 2010

The polls are wrong.

Most modern political polling is done via telephone, but without calling cellphones; the result appears to be a poll bias towards Republicans of 5 to 6 %.

1 comment:

  1. I'm way behind on this story. Is the selection of landlines by pollsters based on the prefix? For instance 'all of our town is covered by 335, whereas our cells have random numbers in the spot before the last four.

    Remember when the controversy was all in the cute assignment of names to prefixes, as in 'Butterfield-8' and Ma Bell ruined it all by assigning more digits? Arguments had substance then.



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