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View Diary: Nate is WRONG! Today is certainly NOT Romney's Best Day Ever (109 comments)

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    that indicates that sharing is still going on?

    Below is a description of what happened in '08. Note that this was for private consumption only. It did not affect what Nate was sharing with the public, which means (even if OFA was still sharing data with Nate) it wouldn't be showing up in the numbers we're seeing at 538 today.

    Obama's polling analysts, Issenberg writes, wanted to test their internal polls against Silver's model. And so — in an unusual step for the closely-held campaign, and for the analyst, who was then running his own website, — the Obama campaign offered Silver access to thousands of its own internal polls, on the condition Silver sign a confidentiality agreement, which he did. (Silver, who now writes a widely-read blog for the New York Times declined to comment on the arrangement.)

    "We wanted a little external validation that what we were seeing is what was actually going on," Michael Simon, a former Obama aide, told Issenberg.

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