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Nate Silver's Numbers Racket

3rdandgoal Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:37 AM
From the bottom of my heart. This country now approves of OBAMACARE. Don't you get it?
Dean197 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 10:11 AM
Maybe the Republicans should have nominated someone better.
Curtis108 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 5:23 AM
Righto. Wait till we have to pay for it.
Curtis108 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 5:23 AM
Righto. Wait till we have to pay for it.
Robert 206 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:35 AM
You really like somebody to take care of you, don't you? That's a fool's paradise, which eventually you will find out when a hospital special committee agrees that it's time for your to leave this world!

In the last week or so, an intense kerfuffle broke out over the poll-prognosticator Nate Silver and his blog at the New York Times, FiveThirtyEight. Silver, a statistician, has been predicting a decisive Obama victory for a very long time, based on his very complicated statistical model, which very, very few of his fans or detractors understand.

On any given day, Silver might have announced that -- given the new polling data -- "the model" was now finding that the president had an 86.3 percent chance of winning. Not 86.4 percent, you fools. Not 86.1 percent, you Philistines. But 86.3 percent,...