[A great pickup for the NYT, and makes a lot of sense for Silver, too.][link] If you’re not familiar with FiveThirtyEight, it is the work of statistician Nate Silver doing his mathamagic on US Politics. He modeled the 2008 US election nearly perfectly. Do yourself a favor and read his [introduction post][intro].
[link]: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/ “Election Forecasts – FiveThirtyEight Blog – NYTimes.com”
[intro]: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/welcome-and-welcome-back/ “Welcome to FiveThirtyEight”