Hmmm, do you think Nate Silver will be correct this election year?<quoted text>
High School? I wouldn't know.
[Nate] Silver Speaks. Democrats Despair.
The FiveThirtyEight whiz forecasts a Democratic defeat in 2014, and liberals are furious.
By David Weigel
On Sunday morning the simmering Democratic fear that Republicans might take over the Senate became real. Nate Silver had rendered his judgment and colored his charts. Months before, while others still saw Democrats holding the Senate, Silver had predicted that the 2014 election was a tossup. Nothing he has seen since has changed his mind. Republicans had recruited strong candidates, Barack Obama had gotten intimate with a 43 percent approval rating, and FiveThirtyEight remained skeptical of Democrats’ chances.“Our forecast might be thought of as a Republican gain of six seats,” wrote Silver,“plus or minus five.”