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javadu Donating Member (291 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-08 09:50 AM
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7. I Get The Idea --- but
I am suspicous of any attempts to spin the idea of poll outcomes based on methods used to conduct surveys. If the results are not what you want, you need to be prepared that the polls may be accurate and we have to work harder or give more.
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  -A question about polls and cell phones versus land lines: panader0  Aug-25-08 09:35 AM   #0 
  - I think it's a wash because the youth voter turnout is so abysmally low.  2KS2KHonda   Aug-25-08 09:37 AM   #1 
  - I don't think you're right, Honda  jkshaw   Aug-25-08 09:42 AM   #4 
     - Well, like I said, we'll see. I know the conventional wisdom around here is an easy win for us but  2KS2KHonda   Aug-25-08 09:45 AM   #5 
  - Probably true, but I also wonder...  MGKrebs   Aug-25-08 09:38 AM   #2 
  - I'm 45, and I haven't had a landline for 10 years.  billyoc   Aug-25-08 09:39 AM   #3 
  - 50 and no landline for 2 years  Lochloosa   Aug-25-08 09:49 AM   #6 
     - I don't understand why I'd want 2 phones.  billyoc   Aug-25-08 09:50 AM   #9 
        - Millions of people can't get internet service without a landline.  2KS2KHonda   Aug-25-08 12:06 PM   #10 
           - Ah, well, that's a good reason, then.  billyoc   Aug-25-08 12:11 PM   #11 
  - I Get The Idea --- but  javadu   Aug-25-08 09:50 AM   #7 
  - It's possible, but age demographics are often considered in the methodology.  Gormy Cuss   Aug-25-08 09:50 AM   #8 
  - Younger voters came out in 2004... they'll be there this year too and they aren't polled!  Breeze54   Aug-25-08 12:38 PM   #13 
  - Cellphone Users Are Missing From Polls  Breeze54   Aug-25-08 12:35 PM   #12 
  - Also...Older Folks Still Answer The Phone  KharmaTrain   Aug-25-08 12:52 PM   #14 

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