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PEC in the news

November 4th, 2012, 10:00am by Sam Wang

Here’s some Princeton Election Consortium news (and about poll aggregation generally): Upcoming: Monday KCRW 2:00pm ET with Mark McKinnon, Sasha Issenberg, and Ron Brownstein.Tuesday WNYC 12:30pm ET with Leonard Lopate. Recent radio: KPCC Los Angeles, Colorado Public Radio, NPR’s Science Friday with Flora Lichtman and Nate Silver. Articles in Deadspin and Wired about the aggregation-hating [...]

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We’re back!

November 3rd, 2012, 1:04pm by Sam Wang

At last, we’re back. Andrew is a hero! Restoring the last few days of contenthere  now… Update: Done, with some modifications. If you like the temporary look see synapse.princeton.edu. If any temporary-site URL gives an error, replace “election” with “synapse.” Comments please!

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Test – Facebook open thread

November 1st, 2012, 3:45pm by Sam Wang

(original version released November 1, 3:45pm on temporary site) I miss my commenters! Let’s see if Facebook-based threads are sustainable. Open discussion thread for the Presidential race. Ro-mentum, early voting, whatever…have at it!

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Tags: 2012 Election · Meta-analysis · Site News

Blown away

October 29th, 2012, 11:11pm by Sam Wang

Not by Sandy, though the winds are pretty high (check out this excellent moving representation). I’m more blown away by the web traffic over the last few weeks. Take a look.

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Offline for a moment…

October 28th, 2012, 9:08pm by Sam Wang

I must relocate the server in light of the imminent hurricane strike. Don’t be concerned if we go away for a bit. Update: back. Fingers crossed!

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Miscellany

October 1st, 2012, 8:00am by Sam Wang

Good morning. I’ve switched to a short-term prediction. Click on the history to see it. Today the Meta-Margin is Obama +5.4%, the highest value so far of the general campaign. The yellow “watch zone” includes 353 EV, also a high. I’m experimenting with flavors of comment moderation. Don’t mind the confusion. General announcement: if anyone [...]

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The mailbag

September 30th, 2012, 12:00pm by Sam Wang

If you are a casual reader, you might be missing out on some very good comment threads. This year they include physicists, political scientists, lawyers, financial traders, neuroscientists…there’s a lot going on down there. Many are partisans, but the emphasis is on analysis, not political opinion. A recent sampling follows.

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Site improvements (and Bayesian jealousy)

September 26th, 2012, 9:00pm by Sam Wang

Some improvements from Andrew Ferguson: The update date/time above now links to the history graph, and the Obama/Romney numbers link to the map. In the map itself, clicking it generates a popup window with lots of little features, especially if you start right-clicking on particular states. Finally, over to the right, under The Power Of Your [...]

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Enhanced site capacity

September 20th, 2012, 7:06pm by Sam Wang

Greetings, readers from Andrew Sullivan, Wonkbook (WaPo), Reddit, Mother Jones…and sorry for the meltdown. We’ve enhanced our capacity now. No more crashes we hope!

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The week ahead for PEC

September 16th, 2012, 2:00pm by Sam Wang

A preview of the week ahead. I plan to have: (1) An expert briefing on wireless phone sampling, courtesy of Ed Freeland, director of the Princeton Survey Research Center. (2) A Presidential election prediction challenge to other forecasters. (3) House and Senate updates, of course. That’s where the action is. Suggest more topics below. Have [...]

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