Nate silver on donald trump


Nate Silver is an American statistician and writer who specializes in sports analytics and election forecasting. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, a blog about economics, politics, sports, science, lifestyle, and culture.

Silver first gained public attention for correctly predicting the outcomes of all 30 MLB baseball teams’ standings in the 2008 season. He then went on to correctly predict the outcomes of 49 out of 50 states in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, and 50 out of 50 states in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election.

In July 2016, during the U.S. Presidential Election cycle, Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website gave Donald Trump a 28% chance of winning the Republican nomination while most other prediction markets placed Trump’s chances at 2% or less. After Trump won the 2016 Republican nomination, Silver’s website gave him a 29% chance of winning the Presidency while most other prediction markets placed Trump’s chances at about 20%. As election day approached, Silver’s website gave Trump a 31% chance of winning the Presidency while most other prediction markets placed Trump’s chances at less than 30%. On November 8th, 2016 Donald Trump was elected President of The United States with Silver giving him a 27% chance of winning based on his final pre-election forecast.

The problem with polls

There’s been a lot of talk about polls lately, and how they’re supposedly inaccurate. I’m here to set the record straight.

First of all, it’s important to understand that polling is an art, not a science. There are a lot of different factors that go into designing a poll, and each one can potentially affect the outcome.

Second, even the best polls are only as good as the assumptions they make. For example, most polls assume that all voters will make their decision based on rational considerations. But we know that’s not always true. Emotions play a big role in decision-making, and they can’t be captured by a poll.

Third, polling is often misused by people who don’t understand its limitations. For example, some people argue that Donald Trump is leading in the polls because he has high name recognition. But name recognition isn’t necessarily a good predictor of success in politics; it’s just one tiny piece of data that should be considered along with everything else.

So please, before you put too much stock in any one poll, remember that they’re just one tool among many, and they should always be used with caution.

Why Nate Silver is different

Nate Silver is a different kind of political pundit. He relies on data and analytics to make predictions, rather than gut feelings or personal biases. This approach has earned him a loyal following among people who are looking for a more objective take on the political landscape.

Silver first gained notoriety during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the winner of 49 out of 50 states. He has since gone on to correctly predict the outcomes of the 2012 and 2016 elections.

Trump is notoriously difficult to predict, but Silver has been one of the most accurate pundits when it comes to forecasting his behavior. In a recent interview, Silver explained why he thinks Trump is more unpredictable than other presidents.

“One thing that makes Trump different is that he doesn’t have strong ideological beliefs,” Silver said. “He’s much more willing to change his mind based on what’s politically expedient at any given moment.”

This makes Trump harder to predict than other presidents, who are usually more consistent in their decision-making. However, it also means that Trump is more susceptible to influence from those around him.

“If you can get Trump’s ear for even a few minutes, you can potentially change his mind on something,” Silver said. “That’s why so many people are jockeying for position in his administration.”

Whether you love or hate Trump, there’s no denying that he’s a unique president. Nate Silver’s unconventional approach to punditry helps us understand why that is.

The FiveThirtyEight model

FiveThirtyEight is a statistical website that analyzes various aspects of politics, sports, and other forms of data. The website, which is owned by ESPN, was founded in 2008 by Nate Silver.

The FiveThirtyEight model is a statistical model used to predict the outcomes of elections. The model takes into account various factors, including polling data, demographics, and economic indicators.

The model has been relatively accurate in predicting the outcomes of past elections. In the 2016 presidential election, the model correctly predicted that Donald Trump would win the election.

The state of the race

There are now just 13 days left until Election Day, and early voting is underway in 37 states and Washington, D.C.

At this stage in the election, Hillary Clinton continues to hold a modest lead in the popular vote and a more substantial advantage in the Electoral College.

Clinton has about a 3-point lead in the national polls, according to our polls-only model, and a 4-point lead when we account for the fact that she also led by about 2 points on average in pre-election polling in 2012. That’s equivalent to alead of about 5 or 6 points in the popular vote.

In the tipping-point state of Florida, Clinton leads by 2 percentage points, 47 percent to 45 percent.

The final prediction

In his final prediction before the 2016 presidential election, Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight gave Donald Trump a 29 percent chance of winning the election.

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