Desperation at FOX
Hill's argument was that these polls can't really be taken too seriously. They don't include people who only use cell phones, after all. Let's set aside for a moment the fact that this exact same argument was laughed out of the room by conservatives in 2004 when Kerry supporters claimed their candidate had a better chance than it appeared. It's still a bizarre argument.
According to a wire story on this very subject (and surely the impetus for Hill bringing this up this morning), people "who have only cell phones are significantly different [from landline-lubbers] in many ways — typically younger, less affluent, more likely to be single, and more liberal on many political issues" (emphasis added to show just how right I am). So, even if the poll numbers are skewed by the lack of cell-only voters, they're not skewed in the way a FOX anchor would want. If anything, presidential approval poll numbers are artificially inflated.
Ah, I love the smell of desperation in the morning.
Texas Rainmaker has a very useful post on the annual rite of the "Polls Affected by Cell Phones" story.