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Nate Silver's Numbers Racket

HHKrentz Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 7:23 AM
We just find it hard to believe you guys are that stupid. Our mistake.
IsraelFirsterSecond Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 7:17 PM
Better educated does not mean smarter or wiser. Usuallly, its quite the opposite.
Science Avenger Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:06 AM
Indeed, every bit of evidence out there shows that the blues are smarter and more educated than the reds. Just check high school graduation rates, college degrees, denial of basic science (like evolution), anything. Republicans are the party of stupid, and the longer it takes you to admit that, the longer it will take you to fix it.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 7:33 AM
You've got as much trouble with that assessment as all the TH columnists did with "Romney will win--and win big" A majority of white college graduates favor Obama, whites without a HS diploma favor Romney....

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,...