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  •  Even the cell phone polls aren't accurate (0+ / 0-)

    It is basically not possible to call prepaid cell phone users for a poll. They tend to be poor, minority, and Democratic. Maybe you could weight the poll based on the landline responses you get, but there are generation gaps between landline users and prepaid users. In the west, I generally think Latinos and African Americans are under sampled in most polls. I also think this explains the Reid and Michael Bennett results from 2010--both were behind on the polls but won because the unpollable people actually showed up at the polls.

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