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New York Times polling guru Nate Silver knows why many pollsters failed to see the landslide victory that awaited President Obama in the presidential election: They missed cellphones. The FiveThirtyEight blogger appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to say that polls didn't lean Republican because they were partisan but because by robocalling landlines only, they missed a large swath of the young, urban demographic that helped reelect the president. "High-quality polling really differentiates itself now, because if you take an automated poll, you miss people that have cellphones, which is about a »


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