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Who will win tonight? Nate Silver or the Probability Truthers? (Plus TRR’s prediction map)

Well it’s that time, folks! We’ll all know tomorrow whether Nate Silver and math are right about this election, or whether the probability truthers will get the last laugh. Below is the TRR guess for the final map. Please keep … Continue reading

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Shorter Nate Silver: ‘No one knows what’s going to happen on Election Day’

Two remarkable polls by FiveThirtyEight/New York Times numbers guru Nate Silver make the point I’ve been trying to make for months: pollsters and experts (a la Charlie Cook,) are surefire certain Republicans are going to run the table on November … Continue reading

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SaintPetersblog: Bet the house? (or, is the Florida Senate race over?)

Is this the chart that ends the discussion in the Florida race for U.S. Senate? Peter Schorsch writes: Just ten days ago, the likelihood of Marco Rubio or Charlie Crist winning Florida’s US Senate race was about even money according … Continue reading

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Can we stop paying attention to Rasmussen polls now?

It’s exhausting watching media “analysts” and experts, and even liberal-leaning blogs, give credence to junk polls, of which Rasmussen has got to be the worst. The Republican polling outfit — the Frank Luntz of polls — robocalls a few hundred … Continue reading

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Hardball: RPOF attorney outlaws GOPers endorsing Indie Crist

Charlie Crist takes a shot across the bow from the Florida GOP’s attorney, who issues a memo essentially barring any elected Republican from endorsing Crist if he runs as an independent. But the memo goes further, essentially demanding that any … Continue reading

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To the rescue: Nate Silver

Numbers whiz Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com has, intriguingly, become the staunchest defender of the Senate healthcare compromise. He poses 20 questions for bill killers here, makes his “elevator pitch” here, and debates Kos and FDL’s Jon Walker here. The debate … Continue reading

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