Moe Freedman writes:
I think the real story of this Election, bigger than Bush’s coat-tails, is the polls. As Dick Morris has been yelling, telephone polls are dead. They skew Democratic because some people don’t pick up the phone, and those people tend to vote Republican. Some states have even made it illegal to call people who have “opted out” of being called by any sort of solicitors. In Connecticut, for example, 29 percent of the state’s households have chosen to use the opt-out and 5% get added to that list each year. Random samples? Yeah right.
Moe is right. My friends mostly tend towards weak Republican or small-l libertarian — and all of them use call screening, the telemarketing opt-out, or the cold caller hang up.
Phone polls are dead. But what will replace them?