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The Polls Were Skewed, All Right–in Favor of Democrats

The Polls Were Skewed, All Right–in Favor of Democrats

As the 2014 midterm election wound to a close, left-wing pundits repeated the error of their conservative rivals in 2012, claiming that the polls forecasting doom were skewed. It turns out that they were right–but in entirely the wrong direction.

Nate Silver Says Wendy Davis' Chance of Victory Only 0.6 Percent

Nate Silver Says Wendy Davis' Chance of Victory Only 0.6 Percent

AUSTIN, Texas — Statistician and journalist Nate Silver has released his forecasts for the 2014 gubernatorial elections around the country, and the results are less than encouraging for Democrat Wendy Davis’ hopes of being elected Texas’ next Governor. On his

Nate Silver: 74 Percent Chance GOP Will Take Senate

Nate Silver: 74 Percent Chance GOP Will Take Senate

On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” Nate Silver of Fivethirtyeight.com said statistically, the Republican Party has strong odds for its chances of taking control of the U.S. Senate following next week’s midterm elections. Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANOPOULOS: You

Report: Nate Silver's ESPN Website 'a Disaster'

Report: Nate Silver's ESPN Website 'a Disaster'

There apparently is not a huge market for boring numbers geeks and their stats, stats, stats, stats, stats, and data, data, data, data, data.  When ESPN nabbed Nate Silver from the New York Times, political elites and those in the

T Minus 49: GOP Odds of Senate Takeover Downgraded

T Minus 49: GOP Odds of Senate Takeover Downgraded

With just over 7 weeks until the midterm elections, Republican chances to take control of the Senate have tumbled slightly. Two weeks ago, political handicapper Nate Silver estimated the GOP had a 64% chance of winning a Senate majority. On

The Church of Global Warming burns another heretic

Talking Points Memo relates the short and unhappy career of Roger Pielke Jr. at Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog, as inquisitors of the Church of Global Warming turned up with a wooden stake and plenty of kindling to burn the heretic

McCarthy's Do-or-Die Moment: Majority Leader or Bust!

McCarthy's Do-or-Die Moment: Majority Leader or Bust!

As the shocking news last night of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor losing his primary traveled like lightning around Capitol Hill, pretty much everyone was taken by surprise. After all, since the inception of the position of Majority Leader, no

Nate Silver Capitulates, Throws Staffer to the Green Activists

Nate Silver Capitulates, Throws Staffer to the Green Activists

OK then, Nate Silver. Don’t take my advice. Why not go and do something really stupid, like kiss goodbye to integrity, pay Danegeld to your tormenters, and humiliate one of your innocent writers? Oh. No. Wait. You already did. If Silver still

Nate Silver Spooked by Backlash from Global Warming Alarmists

Nate Silver Spooked by Backlash from Global Warming Alarmists

Ever wondered how it would feel to be dropped from a helicopter into a swirling mass of crazed, genetically modified oceanic whitetip sharks in the middle of a USS-Indianapolis-style feeding frenzy? Just ask Nate Silver. He’s been living the nightmare

Harry Reid Blasts Nate Silver: 'Bad Most of the Time'

Harry Reid Blasts Nate Silver: 'Bad Most of the Time'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blasted statistician Nate Silver days after he predicted that Republicans had a 60% chance of taking back the Senate and retiring Reid as Majority Leader.  “He gave me a 16 percent chance of being