Why the Predictors Got It Wrong

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Nov. 8 2000 11:30 PM

Why the Predictors Got It Wrong

While we anxiously wait for the results of the Florida recount, can the political experts give us a clue who won? Not likely. Back in May, Karl Eisenhower and Pete Nelson ridiculed the "phony science of predicting elections." Click here for their explanation of why the political experts' guess is as good as yours, and for a facetious prediction model that actually worked pretty well.

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