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  •  Love me some Nate. (12+ / 0-)

    I find him very thoughtful, almost a "philosopher of polls." In other words, I think he has an EQ as well as an IQ, and imo, you need both to be a good analyst of polls.

    Also, seems to me, his passion is for accuracy, not any partisan bent, and that's worth a lot these days.

    His model may not knee jerk respond, may take a bit more time to round the bend, but I think he grinds the results very finely.  I don't know were he'll show up this year, in terms of his accuracy, but I'm pretty confident he'll be right up there. And I also know, whatever he finds wrong with his model post election, he'll tinker with to make it right.

    Because in the end, I really do believe getting it right is his driving passion. We need more like him in the polling industry.

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 04:30:08 PM PDT

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