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Only calling phones that have an established relationship would present a sampling problem.

As I understand it, there's a distinction to be drawn between automated polls and live polls.  It is the case -- or at least used to be -- that automated polls (PPP, SurveyUSA, Rasmussen, etc) were prohibited from calling cell phones because of the FCC robocall rules, but live pollsters (Marist, Quinnipiac, etc) are allowed to call whatever numbers they want.

The automated pollsters compensate for this by overweighting groups (young people, poorer people, etc) more likely to only use cell phones in their models.

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Mar 10th, 2016 at 07:57:32 AM EST
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