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The Polls Are Closed, So Are Statistics The Real Winner?

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Barack Obama may have been officially announced as the winner of Tuesday night’s presidential election, but a statistical model could be crowned the victor in certain circles. 

Nate Silver, a political blogger for The New York Times, runs the website fivethirtyeight.com, which accurately predicted 100 percent of the 50 state results on Tuesday night. His site is aptly named for the 538 electoral votes up for grabs to win the presidential election. 

What sets Silver apart from most political junkies is that he does not just look at one poll and make projections, he looks at all of the polls.