Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nate Silver and Strategic Visions

so if anyone hasn't been following this, its pretty crazy.

You should check the whole thing out on, but basically it seems like Strategic Visions, a major polling company, may have made EVERYTHING up for their election polling date

here is the most recent posting

i copied it all in, cause its rad.

Subject: couple questions
From: Nate Silver


Hi David,

I'm writing you for two reasons.

Firstly, I wanted to make sure that you had some
decent contact information for me. Was really
looking forward to the lawsuit and figured you
might be having trouble getting in touch. I'm
at this e-mail address --,
or at xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Secondly, I wanted to provide you an opportunity
to clear the air about one singular fact. What
call center(s) have you used to conduct your
public-facing polling? For every call center that
you're willing to publicly disclose, up to a
maximum of 5, I will donate $538 to Children's
Healthcare of Atlanta (

Best wishes,
Nate Silver


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