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    20% of Americans Ditch Landlines

    The age of the cell phone: Americans are dumping their landlines at the fastest rate ever, making it a challenge for pollsters to find people and ask them what they think about President Obama. About one in five homes didn’t have a landline in the last half of last year, a figure that grew by 2.7 percent over a six-month period. By midterm elections in 2010, about 30 percent of homes will have no landline. Adults living in poverty were the most likely to go wireless last year, though gains were seen among adults between 30 and 60 years old and among those living in rural areas, contradicting the belief that all cell phone-only users are young and urban.