Baseball Statistican Nate Silver Creates Gold In Political Predictions, The Moneyball Revolution

President Obama was obviously the biggest winner, but not far behind him was New York Times statistical guru Nate Silver.  For much of the past year, Silver has been lambasted by conservative critics who argued his Electoral College projection model, which consistently favored Obama, must be wrong.  Time and time again Silver tried to explain the relatively simple math behind his numbers, but the doubters remained.  When the results came in last night, Silver’s analysis proved correct.  Silver correctly predicted the result in all 50 states, and was also very close in his popular vote projection.  Now, the world of politics may experience a “Moneyball” revolution based on Silver’s statistics, similar to what was seen in baseball.

Though Silver shied away from individual performance analysis..

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