Nate Silver has become today’s leading statistician through his innovative analyses of political polling. He first gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the results of the pri- maries and the presidential winner in 49 states. In 2012, he called 50 of 50 states.
Nate is a pioneer of the new field of data journalism with his award-winning website FiveThirtyEight. Now in part- nership with ABC News, FiveThirtyEight allows Nate to contribute to the election coverage as well as continuing to explore a wide range of areas including politics, sports, science, and more. Nate’s approach to data-driven, probabilistic thinking is one of the great ideas of our time, and we at the Leigh Bureau look forward eagerly to see- ing it transform more and more fields.