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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Researcher says cell phones could upend current political polls

Pew Research Center says there is a bias for Republicans between polls using cell phones and those that don’t. The latter use land-lines and traditionally vote for the GOP, where cell phone users tend to be younger, Hispanic, Black and vote Democratic. Four out of five polls use only land-lines. In a most recent land-line poll, there was a difference of 12 points favoring Republicans. When cell phones only were used, that edge was reduced to only 7. Significant.

If it takes one pollster to figure out that others are doing it wrong, the industry would seem to have a problem. It is a well known fact that some un-thinking folks rely entirely on polls to make their voting decision, so be fore-warned and research those candidates before voting.

But be sure and vote.

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