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The [95%] Confidence of Nate Silver

November 7, 2012
The [95%] Confidence of Nate Silver

The headlines have been buzzing with the “triumph” of statistics and math in this election.  But before I jump into how well statistics served us, let’s do a little primer on the margin of error. Whenever we measure less than the whole population we’ll have some variability in the sample.  Chances are good that the

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