Those folks hate facts!<quoted text>
Yes, it is the same Nate Silver from the baseball stat world. He is my hero - I took a lot of stats back in grad school so I appreciate what he is trying to do - cut through the noise using intelligence rather than politics.
He is nonpartisan - someone who for the fun of it got into sport stats, and then decided last year to apply the same approach to polling. No skin in the game. Pure logic and analysis of ALL the data. Goes into EVERY contingency. Does not shy away from anything. Right now he is focused on the swing states, and he decided that the leads are permanent.
The FOXERs would be apoplectic. Data? Reason? Wheres the spin?
yep I saw him on Bill Maher last Friday and somewhere else and he went all through what they were doing in the swing states - anyalysis-wise. Fascinating.
And I want to believe. Just can't handle another crushing disappointment al la 2000 or 2004.
I'm like a broken-hearted school girl. I need to protect my feelings!:))