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:
IMPORTANT: That we have Obama as a ~90% favorite does NOT mean we’re predicting a landslide. We expect a close election.
— Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) November 6, 2012
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.”