On November 4th, PBS Newshour published a video titled “How FiveThirtyEight Calculates The Data Of A Divided Nation”. With the midterm elections tomorrow, people across the world are checking the political news website FiveThirtyEight to get last updates on election polling from around the nation. The video reviews FiveThirtyEight’s tactics as it covers today’s political landscape. PBS reporter Christopher Booker joins FiveThirtyEight’s founder Nate Silver for a discussion on polling in 2018. From the PBS Newshour:
Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog burst onto the political scene in 2008, when he forecasted the popular vote for president within one percentage point. Becoming a key point of reference during elections, he started a podcast in 2016, and says his methods continue to be more reliable than popular narratives. So what do they say for the 2018 midterms? NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports.
The video lasts for about 7 minutes. Take a look: