United StatesÂ Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat, nominally trails Republican challenger Carly Fiorina among California likely voters interviewed on their home telephones, but, among voters who do not have a home telephone, and who were interviewed by SurveyUSA on their cellphone, Boxer leads 2:1.
When the two groups are proportionally blended, SurveyUSA pegs it as Boxer 46%, Fiorina 44%, very much within the survey’s theoretical margin of sampling error, and still too close to call, but indicative of how important voters without home phones are if Boxer is to hold her Senate seat, and, as fate may have it, if Democrats are to keep majority control of the United States Senate.
Using both RDD landline and cellphone sample from Survey Sampling, SurveyUSA interviewed 950 California adults 10/15/10 through 10/18/10. Cellphones were hand-dialed. Of the adults, 768 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 621 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/02/10 general election.