Brooklyn Resident & Numbers Guru Nate Silver Gets His Own Meme

Brooklyn Heights area resident/538 Blog guru Nate Silver has a meme of his own going on right now. Yesterday the Daily Kos and many other left-leaning blogs posted an image from Steve Garfield’s Tumblr playing on the WWII era British poster “Keep Calm and Carry On”. In this case, it’s “Keep Calm and Trust Nate Silver”. Silver posted today that President Obama has a 90.9% probability of winning reelection. But however reliable Silver’s numbers may be, he urged his Twitter followers to get out and vote today:

Silver is also profiled in Tablet mag’s online site in a story titled “Nate Silver Wins Today’s Election: How the statistician has permanently changed the polling game.” The story offers, “Ever since he correctly called all 35 Senate races and 49 out of the 50 states in the presidential race of 2008, Silver, who began his career analyzing baseball, has become the urim and thummim of American statistics.”

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  • Mr. Crusty

    Wow, I didn’t realize Nate was a BH resident. That makes me feel even better about his 90+% probability of Obama’s re-election.

    Yes we can!

  • Quinn Raymond

    Please check this site regularly today:


  • Brixtony

    Nate the great!

  • David on Middagh

    If somehow Mr. Romney wins, I hope and trust that after inauguration he will waste no time, but immediately issue an executive order directing General Mills to resume production and distribution of Postum.

  • Quinn Raymond

    Well, Silver correctly predicted the result in 50 of 50 states, and the popular vote. There might be something to this whole “math” thing after all.

  • Mr. Crusty

    He nailed it once again. Must be very sweet for him after all the attacks he suffered from the right.

  • Dad in the Heights

    50 out of 50. Well done, Nate. In addition to worshiping his methods (and Bayesian probability theory), I enjoyed reading his recent book, The Signal & the noise.

    “You know who won the election tonight? Nate Silver,” said Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, a sentiment echoed even by Bret Baier at Fox News, the Huffington Post reports.

  • Norbett L Mintz

    Mr. Silver:

    Mr. Silver:
    I am an 82 year-old psychologist, and so I am quite familiar with the Meuler-Lyer Illusion. Therefore, I immediately was visually suspicious at its portrayal in your book, Signal vs Noise. Measuring it, I found that the bottom line not only apparently was longer, it also WAS longer. If your book gets reprinted, you can correct this.

    Otherwise I was delighted with your book.

    Norbett L. Mintz
    Lexington MA 0242