The New York Times‘ Nate Silver — known for his FiveThirtyEight blog that takes a statistical look at politics — has garnered attention following a POLITICO story pondering whether he’d be a “one-term celebrity” should the president lose the election. Nonetheless, Silver reiterated his prediction that President Barack Obama will win, and was willing to bet money on it.
Reacting to another post on POLITICO, about how the media is “stumped” by the election, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough noted on Twitter that no one but Silver and Rasmussen have been so certain in their predictions. Scarborough’s previously argued that the election is a toss-up as well.
Scarborough (who made a mustache bet with Obama adviser David Axelrod yesterday) hasn’t responded as of now.
UPDATE: Scarborough responded, suggesting they both donate $1,000 to the Red Cross. Silver replied by doubling his wager.
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