Last night's biggest winner wasn't Barack Obama. It wasn't marijuana or gay advocates, either. No, the biggest winner was the New York Times' resident statistician Nate Silver, who, after correctly predicting 49 out of 50 states in the 2008 election, correctly predicted all 50 states in 2012. As a measurement of Silver's popularity, his blog, FiveThirtyEight, grabbed 20% of the NYTimes' traffic on election night.
So is Silver, as supporter suggest, "a witch," "from the future"?
Watch Nate Silver explain his methods on the Jon Stewart show: