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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

So Nate Silver Was Exactly Right

How many of the people saying he was wildly biased will now recant?

My prediction: none of them will. They will simply continue working for Fox News or the Wall Street Journal.

4 comments:

  1. Whoa whoa whoa there tiger... Are you saying he was exactly right because he correctly called 50 out of 50 states correctly? Or do you mean, because Obama won?

    If just the latter, I don't think that works. I mean, even Silver himself kept stressing that he wasn't predicting an Obama win with certainty.

    I agree that a lot of the blowhards had stupid articles, but I just want to make sure you don't commit the opposite mistake here.

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    1. "Are you saying he was exactly right because he correctly called 50 out of 50 states correctly?"

      Yes. That's pretty damned accurate.

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    2. OK I didn't know how his state-by-state predictions had fared; that's why I asked. Then your title is fine.

      You have my permission to continue blogging.

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  2. Now that Romney has won the biggest landslide since Dewey defeated Truman, I suspect Dick Morris is headed for the history books. The others' blunders will soon be forgotten.

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