Do the Polls Genuinely Reflect Young Voters?

I’m starting to get harassed at home by phone calls from presidential pollsters.

But that makes me think: Do the polls we read have a bias toward homes with land-line telephone service?

And, if so, does that also mean that they under-represent the opinions of young voters, many of whom rely solely on cell phones, rather than old-fashioned land lines?

Seems to me that could have a huge impact on the polling data that media report, and increasingly argue about, daily.

If young people truly turn out in numbers to vote for Obama in November, I wonder if the TV pundits will be talking about “the cell phone effect” on polling on election night.

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