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Nate Silver Polls

More Drama from the Polls: What Have We Really Learned?

David Belk | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
David Belk

What can we learn from the mess of the 2012 election? Could someone who isn't Nate Silver use past polling errors to make predictions for this next election? It's time to start looking at the old polling data to see what might have gone wrong.

The End of the GOP: Why I Disagree With Nate Silver

Walker Bragman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

There is a very real chance that the Republican voters in Kentucky and South Carolina will vote for the Tea Party challengers because they view their senators as too moderate -- and that is problematic.

Michael Calderone

Nate Silver, A ‘Disruptive' Force At The New York Times, Joins ESPN

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.23.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– A couple weeks after Nate Silver was proven right across all 50 states on Election Day last year, Gawker Media chief Nick Denton honored...

Tarnished Silver

Brett C. Di Resta | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Brett C. Di Resta

Nate Silver's numbers tell us where the campaign is at a given moment. And good punditry can tell us how the campaign got there. Even though the statistics maven is riding high now, Nate Silver needs to realize he is only half of the equation.

Well-Known Political Forecaster Nate Silver Talks About Being Gay And Geek

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices

Nate Silver's personal life is back on the radar as the gay self-described geek is getting more attention after his big win this election. After p...

Nate Silver: Hollywood's Newest Nerd?

2011-11-11-Screenshot20111111at3.30.52PM.png | Posted 11.16.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter and first appeared in the Nov. 23 issue of the magazine. By Daniel Miller Statistician Nate ...

WATCH: Nate Silver Victory Lap Continues

Posted 11.09.2012 | Media

New York Times blogger Nate Silver was the topic of a "Today" show segment on Friday, continuing his victory lap after accurately predicting the outco...

Nate Silver After the Election: The Verdict

Paul Raeburn | Posted 01.07.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

Again, not quite right. What Silver does is not an "art"; it's mathematical modeling. And Silver doesn't make judgments the way pundits do, trusting their gut, their instincts, or their experience. He assesses polls based on how they performed historically, among other things.

Good Data Trumps Good Stories

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Despite all of the stories, the numbers told the right story all along. The numbers said that the election was not that close, and it was not.There is an important lesson here for business.

Nate Silver Takes A Victory Lap

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media

With President Obama's re-election, New York Times blogger Nate Silver has reason to smile. Silver became a near-god for nervous Democrats, and, as...

4 Lessons From Nate Silver's Election Predictions

Inc. Magazine | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business

By Erik Sherman, visit Inc. Unless you've been safely ensconced in a media-free hideaway, you've probably heard of Nate Silver, the predictive ...

No Silver Bullet for 2012

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

In polling, a year is an eternity. A little less than a year before the 2008 election, Hillary Clinton led now-President Barack Obama by 27 points, and Obama just barely tied with candidates Giuliani and McCain.