Obama won the US presidential election, but political analyst Nate Silver was also a big winner. Today's visualization is the side-by-side comparison of Silver's US presidential election forecast and the actual election results, pulled from a Salon post titled "Nate Silver nails it."
ReadWriteWeb has also publisehd a fantastic breakdown of forecast versus reality: "Nate Silver's Model Proves To Be Stunning Portrait Of Logic Over Punditry." Time also has a great piece on the data analysts who helped optimize resources and build a winning strategy for the Obama campaign.
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