Under-representation in Polling Data

236 finds some alarming under-representation in polling data:

Pollsters also missing angry, old men who don’t answer the phone after six PM.

There is some good news for Obama. He might be doing even better than polls indicate. Since many polls only contact people with land-lines, it is believed that they are missing many younger voters who only have cell phones. When the Pew Research Center included cell phone numbers in their poll, Obama’s lead increased by 2 or 3 percentage points.

That’s all very nice, but what about all of the McCain supporters that aren’t being reached by these polling tactics? To be fair, we’ve profiled below certain subsections of McCain supporters who are likely being overlooked by pollsters:

Angry, elderly men who don’t answer their telephones after 6 PM


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