Nate Silver: The polls aren’t wrong

We are drowning in polls and predictions. Whether it’s politics, sports, economics or even the weather, there’s more information and data than ever. But how much of it is white noise? How many of these predictions have rigor and mathematics behind them, and how many mask uncertainty or ideology behind the seeming exactitude of numbers? …

As national and state polls began swinging in President Obama’s favor this week and Romney partisans began trying to discredit the objectivity of the results, [Nate] Silver met with Salon in a coffee shop downstairs from the New York Times to talk insider political baseball. [cont.]

David Daley, Salon