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Nate Silver's Numbers Racket

3rdandgoal Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:41 AM
Remember when the Republican party gleed over the fact that Chicago lost its Olympic bid. Proof positice the Republican party hates America and will continue to do so.
IsraelFirsterSecond Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 7:15 PM
It further proves the rest of the world is smarter than we are.
Curtis108 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 5:23 AM
Oh, you missed the point of the glee...it was that Obama went and groveled and got dissed....nothing to do wit Chicago losing out on the opportunity for all the graft that comes with the Olympics...

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,...