Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight defends election predictions amid backlash

Polling guru Nate Silver, founder and editor-in-chief of the FiveThirtyEight website, didn’t mince words responding to critics who are accusing him of misleading voters with election predictions that seemed much more favorable to Joe Biden.“If they’re coming after FiveThirtyEight, then the answer is f— you, we did a good job,” he told Galen Druke, host of the website’s Politics Podcast.As did many polls leading up to the election, the outlet’s most recent predictions showed the Democratic nominee with a sizable lead over President Donald Trump. But the race turned out to be much tighter than…

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