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I vote for Democratic candidates the majority of the time (though by no means always).
This year, I have been a supporter of Barack Obama".
Silver set out to analyze quantitative aspects of the political game to enlighten a broader audience. I saw a lot of discussion about strategy that was not all that sophisticated, especially when it came to quantitative things like polls and demographics'".
Silver reports that "he was stranded in a New Orleans airport when the idea of Five Thirty came to him. On March 7, 2008, while still writing as "Poblano," Silver established his own blog, Five Thirty
" Silver responded, "Spending four years of my life at a job I didn't like".According to journalist William Hageman, "Silver caught the baseball bug when he was 6....It was 1984, the year the Detroit Tigers won the World Series. And if there's anything that goes hand in glove with baseball, it's numbers, another of Silver's childhood interests ("It's always more interesting to apply it to batting averages than algebra class").Often colloquially referred to as just 538, the website takes its name from the number of electors in the United States electoral college.Silver described his partisan orientation as follows in the FAQ on his website: "My state [Illinois] has non-partisan registration, so I am not registered as anything.
PECOTA (Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm) is a statistical system that projects the future performance of hitters and pitchers.