Skip to comments.Nate Silver: In Georgia Senate Race, 70% Chance of a GOP Win
Posted on 03/24/2014 5:44:20 AM PDT by cotton1706
Last week, we reported Charlie Cooks Political Report rated the Georgia Senate race as a tossup.
This morning, Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com takes a detailed look at the battle for the Senate nationwide, and concludes that theres a chance of Republicans taking control in November. In the Georgia race to replace the retiring Saxby Chambliss, he predicts a 70% chance of a GOP win. Heres what he has to say about the race:
Georgia might be the slightly better opportunity for Democrats. The Republican primary, to be held May 20, has been a mess in the polling, with any of five different GOP candidates near the top of the race depending on the survey. Their prospects range from Secretary of State Karen Handel, who might be the strongest general-election nominee, to Reps. Phil Gingrey and Paul Broun, who have amassed conservative enough voting records that they might turn off swing voters even in red Georgia. Democrats are almost certain to nominate Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, who has run even with or slightly ahead of the Republicans in scant polling so far. Ordinarily, we are skeptical of candidates who lack previous experience in elected office, but those from famous political families dont have the same name-recognition deficit to overcome and can sometimes tap into their families networks to raise funds and staff their campaigns.
Karen Handel, of course, is the former Secretary of State. Despite that small error, Silver is highly regarded for his political predictions. In the 2012 presidential race, he ran the table predicting the outcome in each state. And, note hes no longer doing his work for the New York Times. This new site, now owned by ESPN, went live last Monday.
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We need a conservative to win this seat to replace Chambliss!
The most amusing part about these Nate Silver posts is going to be how much faith we put in them now that he is predicting Republican wins after we were trashing him in the last election.
If Silver keeps making these predictions, the Democrats will have to get busy putting more phony voters on the rolls and their phony votes into the computers before November. However, whoever bankrolled the Post Turtle’s campaigns will be happy to contribute to The Cause once again.
They are already busy putting phony voters on the rolls and their phony votes into the computers. When election time rolls around they will be busy voting dead and fake voters early and often.
Republicans have to win by 10 to 20% margins to overcome the margin of fraud.
Nate Silver site is owned by ESPN? That would be like FR owning The Boneyard (a UConn Huskies website).
50/50. The Gelded Old Pansies can screw up a wet dream.