Poll after poll indicates Perry could beat President Obama, but I simply cannot name one person who I know who would vote for him. That said, it’s obvious that my generation votes (we voted in record numbers during the 2008 Presidential election), are political minded, and want, more than anything, good things for the United States.
But if the votes are there, you would think that my generation would have some say what bills are being debated, if not have some voice in the way politicians are are conducting themselves. But we don’t. We simply don’t own landlines. In a country where there are more independents and Democrats registered to vote than there are Republicans, I have to wonder, how on earth a Bush-look/act-alike could be treading so well in polls?
As long as polls continue to forget to call those with only cell phones, regardless of their reason (they say they can’t get the numbers, but we all know that if they wanted them so badly, they would have already), polls will speak with less and less authority.
Every poll, no matter how close the margin of error might be, regardless of those they called who identified as “Democrat” is leaving out those who are available in almost any mean possible, from email, to Facebook, to twitter, and even text, except land line.