Polling: To Cell or Not to Cell?

One of the great revelations for me this political season has been the poll blogging of Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight. One topic of great interest to me is analyzing the difference between polls that rely on land-line phones and those that also incorporate cell phones.

On this issue, Nate posts the following graph showing polls incorporating cell phones in orange/yellow and those that do not in gray.

Which are more accurate? We’ll find out in about 48 hours. In the meantime, go read Nate’s whole post.

2 Responses to “Polling: To Cell or Not to Cell?”

  1. The Heretik says:

    Younger voters more likely to own cell only, will skew to Obama. And who is more likely to answer a landline for a poll? Older, more conservative.

  2. Dynamic says:

    This is going to be one of the top stories following the election, I’m sure of it. In 2012, you’ll see very few serious polling organizations still relying on land-lines alone.

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